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.

So what is this and why is this cool? 

A couple of reasons…but it is the client you will need to better connect to Vista machines and Longhorn….but mainly this is cool because of this:

Monitor spanning

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Remote Desktop Connection supports high-resolution displays that can be spanned across multiple monitors. However, the total resolution on all monitors must be under 4,096 x 2,048. The monitors must have the same resolution. Additionally, the monitors must be aligned side-by-side.

To have the desktop of the remote computer span multiple monitors, type Mstsc /span at a command prompt.

Visual improvements

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Remote Desktop Connection now supports 32-bit color and font smoothing.

To enable 32-bit color, follow these steps:

1. Start Remote Desktop Connection.
2. Click Options, click the Display tab, and then click Highest Quality (32 bit) in the Colors list.
To enable font smoothing, follow these steps:

1. Start Remote Desktop Connection.
2. Click Options, click the Experience tab, and then click to select the Font smoothing check box


3 Responses to A new RDP client on the download and WSUS sites

  1. Brian says:

    Wonder if they’ll still do a new Mac RDP client?

  2. Robert. says:

    Ugh – version 6 doesn’t seem to allow me to save my username(s)/password(s) like I used to. I don’t care if this is a possible security risk – let me take that risk.

  3. SK8BOZ says:

    I’m with Robert on saving passwords–how do we downgrade this thing? Thanks!!!