RemoteApp and Web Application ICON Customization in UAG 2010 Portal

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UAG 2010 Portal customization is one of the key strengths in the UAG system. The Customization of UAG is based on the Custom Update concept, for more details and real life example, please check the following articles:


One of the main customization issues that i faced during the last few weeks is changing the Default icons for applications and RemoteApp published applications on the portal. UAG by default is pre-loaded with several default icons for different applications however Custom apps published using the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) RemoteApp or custom Web published apps gets the default ICON which is not sometimes representing the application as per the Owner point of view. In this article i will provide two examples for ICON customization in UAG 2010 Portal.

  1. RDS RemoteApp applications, This includes three fairly simple steps:
    • You need to have your ICON file saved in PNG format, the size won't matter as the UAG will automatically re-size it according to its placement in the portal. I tried 15x15 and 32x32 and 64x64 Pixels and it worked fine for the three of them.
    • The ICON need to be saved under
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway\von\PortalHomePage\images\AppIcons\CustomerUpdate (Provided that you installed the UAG in the default C-drive Location). The file should be saved under the application name, for example if your RemoteApp published application is named App1, then its icon should be App1.png.
    • Activate the UAG
  2. Custom Web Application, By default Custom Web application is published with the default App.gif file, to change this you have to do it in two locations:
    • The main (Home) Portal area will need a GIF icon 90x50 Pixels and it will be saved same as the RemoteApp under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway\von\PortalHomePage\images\AppIcons\CustomerUpdate (Provided that you installed the UAG in the default C-drive Location). Again Make sure to name the GIF file with the same name as per your published Application (For example App1.GIF).
    • Edit the Properties of the published Application on the UAG portal and change the ICON properties on the Portal Link TAB to reflect the new ICON
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    • The LeftExplorer Menu needs another ICON file with lower Pixel 15x15 and it should be named with the application name_ICON (For example App1_icon.GIF), similar to the above example, its saved under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway\von\PortalHomePage\images\AppIcons\CustomerUpdate (Provided that you installed the UAG in the default C-drive Location).
    • Activate the UAG

These two examples should lay the basic knowledge to customize your UAG Portal application ICONS and hopefully you will find it useful.


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