With the release Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing, Microsoft is planning to release the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 (RDC7) client available to Windows XP and Windows Vista.
This will enable you to take advantage of the rich, advanced RDP7 features such as Media Player Redirection, True Multi-monitor support, etc, when connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from an XP or Vista machines.
Note: If you use RDC 7.0 to connect to XP or Vista you do not get new Windows 7 features like Windows Media Player Redirection etc. There is no way to get these features when connecting to XP or Vista.
When will this be available?
The new RDC 7.0 clients will be available in Q4 CY09 by using the Microsoft Download Center and WSUS.
Minimum OS requirements…
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1),
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3)