Announcing the availability of Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 for Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows Vista SP2

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 for downlevel operating systems on Wednesday, October 28th. KB969084 provides a detailed description of available functionality and provides links to the download package. This follows the previous post here that described in detail the functionality available using Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP3.

The Windows XP SP3 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) package release is also coming soon. Stay tuned for this announcement in a few weeks.

Update: If you have previously installed the fix in KB968358 (You cannot use a mouse to select combo box items in a RemoteApp program that you connect to through Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 6.1), installing RDC 7.0 will undo the fix.  We'll let you know when this is corrected.

Update 2: The Multilingual User Interface (MUI) package for XP SP3 is now available for download. Please follow the KB article 969085 for package description and download information.

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  • RDP files are just text based connection files, with the file extension  RDP. One should be able to edit the hidden default.rdp file that's in the My Documents file to have new connections inherit this resolution, or to edit individual rdp file settings.

    Your feedback on commonly used resolutions is great.  A good proposed solution (going forward) is to allow an end user or administrator to define an exact resolution via mstsc.exe, Remote Desktops MSC and GPO.  Would that help?

  • Has anyone got an update on this issue, were experiencing similar symptoms. Even with credssp on we are having difficulty opening RemoteApps , perhaps a 20% to 30% sucess rate with RD v6.1 has no problems

  • I have issues when attempting to control terminal services user sessions via terminal services manager on sbs2003.  I remote onto our sbs server and then attempt to control a user session to resolve an issue for them and i get kicked off the TS session and kicked out of the remote connection to the server - any advice is welcome!

  • Problem with Windows XP Home edition retail build updated to SP3 with latest updates 11/01/10.

    The problem is that when connecting through a Windows 2008 R2 RD Gateway to a Windows 2008 R2 RD Broker to the Windows 2008 R2 RDHS servers the Windows XP Home edition client  we are not able to save the credentials at logon to the RD Gateway Server and RDHS so that the user only gets prompted once for security credentials and not twice.

    We have upgrade the RDP client from 6.1 in SP3 to the one listed here RDP 7.0, this caused the tick box normally to enable or disable saving credentials to disappear. After reading some of the posts we added the registry keys for credssp.dll and tspkg which restored the tick box.

    Now however if you try to tick the box when and entering your credential at the authentication dialog box simply causes the dialog to re present itself with your username and blank password. This loops until you decided not to tick “save credentials” which moves you onto the next “second” authentication dialog box for the RDHS server, also with the ability to save the credentials again which if you tick also goes in a loop until you untick. Once unticked it you login as expected.


    --Windows XP Home Edition SP3, RDP 7.0, Credssp.dll & tspkg reg keys

    --2 authentication dialog boxes with option to save credential

    --Authentication loops unless save credentials unticked

    --Logs in successfully.

    Windows XP Pro Sp2+ and Vsita Sp1+ and Windows 7 works fine without issue

  • About the problem with  missing 1152 x 864 I found this solution....

    Edit the default.rdp file in your my documents. Change the rez and save it. Next time when you start the RDP client it will default to the rez you chose.

  • It's really easy to install the RDP 7.0 client on Windows server 2003.

    Extract the WindowsXP-KB969084-x86-enu.exe with winrar.

    Open update.inf with notepad and edit

    MinNtServicePackVersion   = 768


    ThisServicePackVersion    = 768

    to value 512 and save.

    Then you run update.exe and save the update.inf with the restored values of 768 before you get the error message "setup could not verify the integrity of the update.inf." Depending on your machine you might need to be quick.

    After saving you can click next and hey there you have RDP 7.0 ready to use in Windows server 2003.

  • I would like to show support for the re-introduction of the screen resolution - 1152 x 864.  As someone previously said it really is one of the most useful resolutions on the (now) standard issue 1280 x 1024 monitors we all use.  What were M$ thinking by taking it away.

    Thanks Patrick for the work around, this will at least tide me over.  Please please M$ put it back as it was will you!



  • I just read about SuperPan, which seems to be a very interesting new feature in RD7. Is it supported in the Vista/XP port, and how may it be enabled?

  • Paul - We are also seeing this issue with XP home and SSO...anyone found a solution?

  • is there a way to install RDS 7.0 on Win Vista Gold? (no SP1)

  • This is horrible for people running XP x64 there is no support for RDP 7.0

  • Need to Remote Desktop to Windows XP Pro SP3 from Windows 7 Ultimate. So far no one has been able to resolved this issue. Any suggestion would be welcome. There are no obvious configuration errors, i.e., port, firewall, group membership, etc.

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Announcing the availability of Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 for Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows Vista SP2