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Getting the client software

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Getting the client software

To set up your client computer to connect to Remote Desktop for Administration, you need the following:

  • Access to the remote computer (the computer running a Windows Server 2003 family operating system) by means of Local Area Network (LAN), modem, or Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

  • Remote Desktop Connection or Terminal Services client installed on the client computer. See the following table for instructions on installing the client software for your operating system.

    Important

    • You should install the latest version of Remote Desktop Connection. If you are using the Windows 2000 32-bit Terminal Services Client, you should upgrade to the version of Remote Desktop Connection that is provided with all Windows Server 2003 family operating systems.

 

Operating System Client version How to access

Windows Server 2003 family operating systems (all versions)

Remote Desktop Connection installed by default

Start/Programs/Accessories/Communications/Remote Desktop Connection

Windows XP (all versions)

Remote Desktop Connection installed by default

Start/Programs/Accessories/Communications/Remote Desktop Connection

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Not installed

See Install Remote Desktop Connection (32-bit computers)

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

Not installed

See Install Remote Desktop Connection (32-bit computers)

Microsoft Windows 95 & Microsoft Windows 98

Not installed

See Install Remote Desktop Connection (32-bit computers)

Windows NT 4.0

Not installed

See Install Remote Desktop Connection (32-bit computers)

Microsoft Windows CE

Not installed

Go to the Microsoft Web Site and follow the directions to install the Windows CE client.

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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