I have a very strange issue. I'm setting up an RDS server in azure for a proof of concept. I've found that if I use the web access using the external URL provided by azure (xxxx.cloudapp.net/RDWeb), I can log in fine, even get the little popup in the taskbar to say i'm connected, however the page shows no remoteapps available - as if none had been published.
If I modify my hosts file to treat the external IP address as having the internal dns name (xxx.domain.local etc), and use that to access RDWeb, it works perfectly. I can access the remoteapp catalog, choose an app and run it with no problems at all.
I've tried everything I can think of, including setting up an rds gateway which wasn't installed before, but nothing makes any difference. Does anyone have any insight?