Error when you try to change the properties of a published RemoteApp in Windows Server 2012

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You deploy Remote Desktop Service on a Windows Server 2012-based computer.
  • A Remote Desktop Connection Broker is installed in the environment. The computer is joined in a session-based collection.
  • You install an application on a non-system drive of the computer.
  • You publish this application as a RemoteApp.
  • You try to use Remote Desktop Management Server (RDMS) UI to change and save the properties of the RemoteApp.
In this scenario, the operation fails, and you receive the following message:
Cannot bind argument to parameter 'VirtualPath' because it is an empty string

Cause

This issue occurs because the script that RDMS UI calls receives an empty parameter unexpectedly.

Workaround

To work around this issue, use the Set-RDRemoteApp cmdlet to change the properties of the RemoteApp.

For more information about the Set-RDRemoteApp cmdlet, go to the following Microsoft website:

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


Notes
  • This update must be installed on the computer from which you use Server Manager to manage the session-based collection.
  • We recommend that you install this update on the remote desktop session hosts that have the application installed.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2012.

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
File information

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

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