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Archive for March, 2012

How to install RDP 6.1 on Windows Server 2003

Posted by Anton Khitrenovich on March 7, 2012

Microsoft RDP client (aka “Remote Desktop Connection” or “Terminal Services Client”)  allows you to connect from your Windows station to other Windows servers. Version 6.1 was released in 2008 and nowadays many popular tools (such as mRemoteNG) state it as a requirement. Unfortunately, this version is available for Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2008, but not for Windows Server 2003.

So, how can you install RDP client 6.1 on Windows Server 2003?

It appears that in March 2011 Microsoft released security update for RDP client 6.0 and 6.1 – which can be installed on Windows Server, since the original RDP client 6.0 is supported there. Now, pay attention to this note in the “more information” section:

Bottom line? Take the official RDP client 6.0, download KB 2481109 for Windows Server 2003 (the security update mentioned above) – and you are ready to run with RDP client 6.1 on your Windows Server 2003!

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