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Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP, 2003


Bow Down to the King
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Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) provides a way to use any new Terminal Services features introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” from a computer running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1.

Download: Windows XP
Download: Windows Server 2003
Download: Windows XP/2003 x64

More Information: KB925876


Bow Down to the King
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What he said. And updated appearance (Vista like), support for 32 bit color, otherwise pretty much the same.
VNC only has a use when connecting to remote X Windows sessions on linux boxes.

Remote desktop is much faster and much more secure by nature of the fact that it is encrypted and versions after that supplied with xp (meaning the server 2003 edition and now this vista version) can use SSL as well.

If you only connect to windows boxen, its crazy to use anything else :)
sweet, I like it. Finally I can sit on my XP laptop and remote to my Vista-only desktop.. it doesn't allow Aero but no surprise there :)

Electronic Punk

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Yeah, all the Aero stuff in a Vista session is done by the machine you TS from.

You can get Aero by TSing to a machine incapable of doing Aero the same way.


OSNN Advanced
can it be used for connecting xp pro to xp home machines? my friend is looking for something to allow him to access xp home remotely.


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Political User
This is just the client, which you would download to connect to machines that support RDP, which XP Home does not. The client can be downloaded to XP Home, but that would only allow him to go out, and connect to a machine that has Remote Desktop configured.

Probably have to try Remote Assistance, or something like PCAnwyhere, VNC or something similar.
It sucks, I can't turn off that pre-authentication which does nothing anyways.... I still have to authenticate when I get to the remote logon screen.

Anyway to turn that off?


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From what I know about it so far, no way to turn that off.

Would be good to know how though - has been labeled all over the internet as "broken"

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