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Friday, October 26, 2012

Install Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 update on Windows 7 SP1

Basically this enables rich client access to Windows Server 2012 ... you can install it via Windows Update or:
Download Update for Windows 7 (KB2592687) from Official Microsoft Download Center

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To install this update, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

How to enable RDP 8.0 on a remote computer that is running Windows 7 SP1

To enable RDP 8.0 on a remote computer that is running Windows 7 SP1, follow these steps:

Note The following instructions are applicable only for remote computers that are running Windows 7 SP1.
  1. Install the appropriate version of the update package by running the Windows6.1-KB2592687 update file.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  4. Enable the Remote Desktop Protocol policy. The setting for this policy is under the following node:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment
  5. If the UDP functionality is necessary, enable the RDP Transport policy, and then set the value to Use both TCP and UDP. The setting for
    the RDP Transport policy is under the following node:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections
    Note Configuring the RDP Transport policy also enables firewall rules to allow the 3389 UDP port.
  6. Restart the computer.

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Description of the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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