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Install Remote Desktop Connection (32-bit computers)

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To install Remote Desktop Connection (32-bit computers)

  1. On a computer running one of the Windows Server 2003 family operating systems, share the client setup folder.

  2. From the computer running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000, connect to the Local Area Network that contains the computer running one of the Windows Server 2003 family operating systems.

  3. Click Start, and then click Run.

  4. In Open, type the following:

    
    \\computername\Tsclient\Win32\Setup.exe
    
    
    Where computername is the network computer name of the computer running one of the Windows Server 2003 family operating systems. Click OK.

  5. Follow the directions that appear on your screen.

Notes

  • To share folders and drives, you must be logged on as a member of the Administrators, Server Operators, or Power Users group.

  • You can also install Remote Desktop Connection directly from the Microsoft Web Site.

  • To determine your network computer name, open System in Control Panel. On the Computer Name tab, locate the Full computer name item. Your computer name is the part of the text string to the left of the first period.

  • To use Microsoft IntelliMirror to deploy Remote Desktop Connection, share the Msrdpcli.msi file in the \Tsclient\Win32 folder.

  • To use Group Policy to deploy Remote Desktop Connection, assign the program on a per-computer basis to a terminal server. For more information, see article Q324750, "HOW TO: Assign Software to a Specific Group By Using a Group Policy in Windows Server 2003" in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

  • When you use the Msrdpcli.msi file to install Remote Desktop Connection on computers that are not running one of the Windows Server 2003 family operating systems, the existing shortcut on the Communications menu is updated. In addition, the installation process adds a shortcut for Remote Desktop Connection to the All Programs menu. This also applies if you install the .msi file on a computer running a Windows XP operating system, which already has a version of Remote Desktop Connection installed by default.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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