Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (English Only) released

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (English Only) released

We've released the new version of the Remote Desktop Client corresponding to Vista. Here are some of the new features:

  • Server Authentication
  • Plug and Play redirection
  • TS Gateway support
  • Monitor Spanning
  • 32-bit color and font smoothing

More details on the features are in a Knowledge Base article.

 

To install the new version, go to Windows Update on the target computer and look for optional software updates, or download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

 

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows Server 2003 (KB925876)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CC148041-577F-4201-B62C-D71ADC98ADB1

 

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB925876)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=43C0EAE9-6B64-428F-A9DC-F97F5A1B4493

 

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP (KB925876)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=26F11F0C-0D18-4306-ABCF-D4F18C8F5DF9

 

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB925876)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=160CE316-BF2B-48D0-A035-E2ABBC55D8E8

 

Localized versions and the Multi-User Interface Pack will be released in the coming months.

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  • Installing RDC 6.0 on Windows 2003/XP machines stops printer redirection. Uninstalling it resolves the issue as the version is rolled back. Any known issues with printer redirection?

  • Authentication via SmartCard no longer works for me - is there a way to uninstall the update?

  • Shubs, I dont think there are any known issues with printer redirection. After you install RDC 6.0, have you checked if printing redirection is enabled? To do so, click on options, and then click on the "Local Resources" tab, and see of "Printers" is checked. If for some reason, after installation, this checkbox gets unchecked, that would be nice to know :)

    -Z

  • Peter, can you please describe the scenario? Do you get prompted again for user name and password after you give your smart card credentials? What is the OS you are connecting to?

    Thank you

    Gaurav

  • Anders, the TS client 6.0's  "About" section says "Network Level Authentication not supported" because the client computer (either XP or Windows Server 2003) that you are running does not support Network Level Authentication. It does not matter what is the remote computer you are connecting to (e.g. in your case, Vista).

  • Hi John

    TS Client 6.0 explicitly removes msrdp.ocx registration.  The new version of mstscax.dll replaces msrdp.ocx functionality.

    Can you please describe the specific problem you are running into?

    Thank you

    Gaurav

  • Hi Curtis

    What is the mstsc.exe application error that your users are hitting? Please help with details.

    Thank you

    Gaurav

  • Guarav,

    Thank for your response.  The issue is that our VB6 application which has the msrdp.ocx compiled into it, is crashing with a VB error of "Component 'msrdp.ocx' or one of it's dependencies not correctly registered."

    So, we are stuck without being able to reference all the existing deployments of the VB6 app with msrdp.ocx.  They are now broken.

    John Plavocos

  • HOW do I get rid of that first 'Enter Network Credentials' prompt - the TS prompts me anyways even if I fill in the fields, and click remember me -- and then, it really *doesn't* remember what I typed in. HelP!

  • Uncheck "Always prompt for password" in the Terminal Services Configuration -> Connections -> RDP-tcp -> Logon Settings

    Patrick Rouse

    Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server

    Citrix Technology Professional

    Provision Networks VIP

    (949) 433-9422

    http://www.sessioncomputing.com

  • Hi Guarav,

    Thanks for the reply. So, if I understand you correctly, the problem is with Windows XP itself?

    Will a version of Network Level Authentication be available for Windows XP?

    Thank you very much for the help.

    Rgds.

    Anders

  • As per my message of the 1st. Still getting the error :-

    The client could not connect. You are already connected to the console of this computer. A new console session cannot be established.

    when trying to connect to one of my servers. I have had to roll TS client back to 5.1 to be able to connect.

    Anybody got any ideas?

  • HI,

    There used to be a workaround in previous version  for the error "he client could not connect. You are already connected to the console of this computer. A new console session cannot be established."

    By changing in properties of the RDP shortcut > Compatibility tab>Compatibility mode - to Windows 98/ME. But now with version 6, this ability to change compatibility is disabled. Don't know why. So you are stuck.

  • Patrick I am having a similar problem. My users are trying to connect to a windows 2000 server that is already configured the way you suggest. Also the RDP connections no longer remember the username or the domain that the user should be using this is a major problem for some users!

    Anyone know any work arounds

  • You could look at an add-on product w/ Single-Sign On capability, i.e. Provision Management Framework Enterprise, Citrix Presentation Server, Ericom PowerTerm Webconnect or 2X ApplicationServer.

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