RDC for Windows clients:

New features of RDP 7.0 :

Windows 7 och Windows Server 2008 R2 will include Remote Desktop Client 7.0, which supports some new features:

New features of RDP: 


  • 885187 – Remote Desktop Protocol settings in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP
  • Terminal Services Client Configuration through the .rdp File
  • “Smart-Sizing” the TS Client
  • Specifying the TS Client Start Location on the Virtual Desktop
  • RDP Registry Settings
  • 912178 – An unexpected program may start when you use the “Start a program” feature in Remote Desktop Connection
  • Keyboard and Mouse:

    • 186624 – Terminal Server Client Shortcut Key Combinations
    • 290176 – The NUM LOCK Key Is Always Disabled When Terminal Services Is Installed
    • 258070 – NUM LOCK Not Synchronized When Using ALT+TAB in Terminal Server Client (W95x clients)
    • 237559 – Keyboard Stops Responding to Input During RDP Terminal Session
    • 906693 – The default keyboard layout changes when you use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a Windows XP-based computer
    • CTX140219 – How to Enable or Disable Hotkeys within an ICA file (including Template.ica)
    • 885350 – User connected to Terminal Services must press the SHIFT key two times to turn off Caps Lock
    • 263749 – There are no extended characters when you use an MS-DOS-based program in a Terminal Services session
    • 926934 – You cannot use a keyboard shortcut that uses the ALT GR key in a Terminal Services session that connects to a Windows Server 2003-based terminal server
    • 918184 – The Windows Language bar closes unexpectedly when you start a Citrix Presentation Server-published application on a Windows Server 2003 SP1-based computer that runs Terminal Services
    • 929274 – Keystroke repetition and keyboard scrolling do not work smoothly when you use a Remote Desktop connection to connect to a Windows Server 2003-based terminal server
    • 933737 – When you log on to a Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1-based terminal server from a client computer that is running a Japanese version of Windows XP, the keyboard layout on the terminal server differs from the IME keyboard layout on the client computer
    • 929709 – A Remote Desktop session disconnects even after you press a key when you receive the “Idle timer expired” message in Windows Vista
    • 938080 – Some later keystrokes are interpreted as part of the previous keyboard shortcut in the Terminal Services session of a Remote Desktop window on a Windows Vista-based computer
  • 830209 – Mouse pointer movement is not smooth if you use Microsoft Terminal Services Advanced Client 5.1 or later
  • Display:

    • 2015327 – Display quality of GDI+ applications via Remote Desktop
    • 907478 – Description of a design change in Remote Desktop Protocol version 5.2 where the “Connection” bar is always displayed for the first five seconds of a user session in Windows XP
    • 192523 – Print Screen Functionality on Terminal Server Client
    • 942610 – The color depth is unexpectedly changed to 8-bit when a high screen-resolution setting is used in a terminal-server session that is connected to a Windows Server 2003-based computer
    • 278502 – HOW TO: Connect to Terminal Services with Color Resolution That Is Greater Than 256 in Windows XP
    • 273725 – Cannot Increase the Screen Resolution to Greater Than 256 Colors in Terminal Services (W2K)
    • CTX074578 – Troubleshooting Various Scrolling Issues
    • CTX122104 – Multi-Monitor Configuration Flags for XenApp Hotfix Rollup Pack 3 and Later
    • CTX126894 – A Multi-Monitor Published Desktop Session on XenApp 6 Appears as a Single Monitor Session
    • CTX131635 – Published Desktop Fails to Extend to a Second Monitor when Using XenApp 6 for Windows 2008 R2

    Drive & Clipboard redirection:

    • CTX238200 – Troubleshooting Various Client Drive Mapping Issues
    • CTX121110 – Client Drive Mapping Fails if Symantec Endpoint Protection is Installed
    • Why does my shared clipboard not work? Part I and Part II – on the Terminal Services Team Blog
    • 2258090 – Copying files larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services session by using Clipboard Redirection (copy and paste) fails silently
    • 836420 – You can still redirect hard disks when the “Connect client drives at logon” setting is not selected on an RDP-TCP connection in Windows Server 2003
    • 272519 – How to Redirect a Client Drive in Terminal Services
    • 944341 – Incorrect client names may be displayed for redirected drives in Windows Server 2003 terminal server sessions if both Windows-based and Macintosh-based terminal server clients are used
    • 321711 – HOW TO: Install and Use the Drive Share Utility in Windows 2000 Terminal Services
    • 244732 – How to: Install the File Copy Tool Included with the Windows 2000 Resource Kit
    • 309825 – How to: Securely Copy and Paste Files Between the Terminal Services Client and the Terminal Server in Windows 2000
    • 306885 – Cannot paste information between local and remote computer during Remote Desktop connection
    • 302443 – Clipboard Redirection May Not Work on Terminal Server
    • 315870 – Current Client Mappings Are Lost After You Attach a File System Filter
    • 940458 – Terminal Services session to a Windows Server 2003-based terminal server, the first drive letter of the client is not redirected to the Terminal Services session with smart card redirection

    Port redirection:

    • 938645 – You cannot communicate with the local device by using a redirected COM port in a Windows Server 2003-based terminal-server session
    • 907572 – A Windows XP-based client computer may leak memory when the Remote Desktop utility is configured to connect serial port devices to the host computer (XP preSP3 hotfix)
    • CTX816193 – USB Support in MetaFrame Products
    • Introducing Microsoft RemoteFX USB Redirection Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

    Audio redirection:

    Windows Server 2003 and 2008 support audio redirection from the server to the client. However, audio redirection is not bi-directional, so you can’t speak into the microphone at the TS client and have that audio recorded on the server. You will need 3rd party software for bi-directional audio redirection like Citrix, or a Windows 7 client connecting to a Windows 2008 R2 server.

    • What’s New in Remote Audio for Windows 7?
    • 961918 – Audio-related applications may experience exception or function failure in Terminal sessions in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista Service Pack 1
    • 307071 – You Do Not Hear Any Sound During a Terminal Server Session
    • 293884 – Audio That Is Redirected When Using Terminal Services May Sound Garbled
    • 818465 – HOW TO: Use Group Policy to Permit Users to Redirect and Play Audio in a Remote Desktop Session to Terminal Services in Windows Server 2003
    • 897599 – The initial volume may be set to the maximum level when you use Windows CE Terminal Services Client to start an RDP session to a remote system
    • CTX124490 – Playing Back Streaming Windows Media Content on a Windows 7 Virtual Desktop Results in the Audio Track being Broken Static Instead of the Correct Audio

    Content redirection:

    • CTX120688 – How to Configure Content Redirection for Mailto Links in Outlook

    TWAIN redirection:

    Client modem:

    • 308405 – TAPI Is Not Terminal Services Aware


    • CTX821115 – How to Configure ActiveSync for PDA Synchronization

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