Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 Update for Windows 7 SP1 released to web

Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 Update for Windows 7 SP1 released to web

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Update on February 12, 2014: The RDP 8.1 packages have been re-released and are now available on the Download Center and via Windows Update. To download the packages, go to Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 update for Windows 7 SP1.

Update on March 6th, 2014 : In order to install the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 client for Windows 7 SP1,the following updates should be installed in the order shown:


  1. KB 2574819: An update is available that adds support for DTLS in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1  
  2. KB 2857650: Update that improves the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections features is available for Windows 7
  3. KB 2830477: Update for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feature is available for Windows
  4. KB 2913751: Smart card redirection in remote sessions fails in a Windows 7 SP1-based RDP 8.1 client
  5. (Optional) If you experience connection reliability issues after installing KB 2913751, we recommend installing KB 2923545: Update for RDP 8.1 is available for Windows 7 SP1 .


We are glad to announce that the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 update for Windows 7 SP1 is now available for installation through Windows Update for download at the Microsoft Download Center.

With this update, users who use Windows 7 SP1 client devices will be able to connect to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 remote computers and experience all the new features that the latest versions of these operating systems introduce, such as:

· Support for faster reconnection times

· RemoteApp experience improvements

· Remote Desktop Gateway pluggable authentication and authorization

This knowledge base article has more information on new features, setup instructions, and download locations. Head over there to download and install the update. Following are answers to some of the questions you might have about the update.

1. Can I install this update on a computer that has the RDP 8.0 update installed?

Yes, you can install the update on computers running Windows 7 SP1 that already have the RDP 8.0 update installed. You don’t need to uninstall the RDP 8.0 update to install this update.

2. Does this update introduce any new server-side improvements (i.e. virtual desktop improvements)?

No, this update only adds features to the Remote Desktop Connection client. No RDP server-side improvements (such as Windows 7 SP1 virtual machine or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Remote Desktop Session Host) are made available as part of this update.

3. While installing the update I am seeing the following installation error: “This update is not applicable.” What should I do?

This error can occur when the update has already been installed or the prerequisite packages are not installed. Please follow the instructions in the KB article.

4. Can I install the update on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1?

Yes, the update can be installed on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2.

5. How do I verify that the update package has installed successfully?

Launch the Remote Desktop Connection client program from the start screen, click on the small remote desktop icon in the top-left corner of the application dialog box, and then select About. Verify that the About message says “Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 supported.”


6. I have Windows Embedded Standard 7 based thin clients. When will the RDP 8.1 update be available for my devices?

We are working with thin client manufacturers to validate and release the update for Windows Embedded Standard 7. The updates for your respective devices will be available from the device manufacturer. Please contact your thin client manufacturer for availability.

We hope this answers your questions about Windows 7 SP1 support. Let us know if you have further questions; we recommend posting your questions to the RDS & TS forum.

In summary, with the release of the RDP 8.1 update for Windows 7 SP1, Remote Desktop Windows Store application for Windows 8.1, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Apps for iOS, Mac OS X, and Android, users can get a rich RemoteFX experience on a broad set of devices. 

Thanks for reading.

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  • Unable to RDP to any Win8 device.  Getting an authentication error has occurred (Code 0x80004005).  No issues connecting to XP or Win 7.  Any advice on how to resolve?

  • install kb2923545 rempot :This update is not applicable

    OS is windows server 2008 R2 with sp1

  • I have same issue form Win7 machine of "authentication error has occurred (Code 0x80004005)" and have installed .....77 and .....45 updates - still get error.

  • Can you confirm if this is functional with WinTPC clients? We would be looking at deploying server 2012R2 into our RDS farm and making full use of the chubby client option this presents.


  • According to KB28304077:

    These KB's must be installed in the following order: KB2574819, KB2830477, KB2857650, KB2913751

    That is not the order you show.

  • Could this update be uninstalled from a command line?

    Thank you.

  • Hello,

    Anyone know what versions of Windows server are compatible with RDP 8.1 and can connect with Windows 8.1 Pro ?


  • I setup a Windows 2012 R2 server to act as terminal server. Installed on there (volume license) Office 2007. Accessing through remote app and desktop connections -  RDC (Work resources) desktop is displayed. If I run any of the Office applications or Internet explorer 11, session will lockup for 15 to 20 seconds, session will then disconnect and reconnect. It will continue to do this every time I use any of the aforementioned applications.

    I tried accessing the W2012 R2 server using XP SP3, W7 64bit SP1 and W8.1. XP worked fine no problems, no lockups. Both W7 and W8.1 lockups. The installed RDC on the W7 was 6.3.9600. I uninstalled KB 2574819. This resulted in RDC being put back to 6.1.7601. Testing this version of RDC no problems, perfect, no lockups. I installed KB2574819 and the update for RDC 8.0, lockups, useless. Uninstalled  requisite for RDC 8.0 and got 6.1.7601 back, tested all good.

    So appears to be an issue with KB2574819 whether installed with the RDC 8.0 or 8.1 client.

    I have tested this using different machines using different connections both SSL and IPSEC VPN.

  • how can i make a RAT with notepad.... this my email send me your reply's

  • There is Mic redirection issues ,

    below are the steps to overcome,

  • Microsoft offers a new update as KB2994023:

    "RPD 8.1 client for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 disconnects when it is connected through a RD gateway".

  • I got a weird situation here... If my Win7 Pro SP1 mstsc.exe 6.3.9600 logon to the RDS on Server 2008 R2 SP1... the first time i logged on, I got no sound redirect from remote server to local PC! however, my local audio can redirect to server! But this issue can be solved by disconnect and reconnect again (if logged off, the issue back again...)

  • There is a great guide on how to <a href="">acces remote desktop connection in windows 7</a>,

  • I really couldn´t understand why Microsoft didn´t moved to TLS 1.1 or 1.2 here ... or even offer a registry key which can be used to enable that. TLS 1.0 isn´t any longer that secure ...

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