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Jun 8 2008   12:02AM GMT

Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 (RDP 6.1) on Windows XP WITHOUT SP3. RDP 6.1 on Win XP with SP2

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Recently, on one Windows 2008 I’ve installed a Terminal Server Role and did a TS Web Apps. Really nice feature, you can get access to application through web interface, exactly how it’s done on Citrix, but by using Windows 2008 you not requested to buy a Citrix ;). Yes, TS Web Apps from Windows 2008 is a nice, but to get access to this application, on a client side should be installed RDP 6.1 client. This particular version of RDP cames with SP3 for Windows XP or with SP1 for Windows Vista. I have no idea why Microsoft doesn’t provide RDP 6.1 as separate package.
In my case I couldn’t install XP SP3 or Vista SP1 on every machine in Network, so I’ve found a workaround. The first step is to install a RDP 6.0. After that we need to get few files from XP SP3 or Vista SP1. Create anywhere on your disk directory, let’s say RDP6_1 and put there the following files:


Inside RDP6_1 create directory en-us and put there the following files:


NOTE: Remember to take all mentioned files from Windows XP SP3 or from Windows Vista SP1.

Now inside RDP6_1 create a batch update.bat. Here is a content of update.bat :

del c:\windows\$ntservicepackuninstall$\mstsc.exe
del c:\windows\$ntuninstallkb925876$\mstsc.exe
del c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\mstsc.exe
del c:\windows\system32\mstsc.exe
del c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mstsc.exe
del c:\windows\lastgood\system32\mstsc.exe

del c:\windows\$ntservicepackuninstall$\mstscax.dll
del c:\windows\$ntuninstallkb925876$\mstscax.dll
del c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\mstscax.dll
del c:\windows\system32\mstscax.dll
del c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mstscax.dll
del c:\windows\lastgood\system32\mstscax.dll

copy mstsc.exe c:\windows\$ntservicepackuninstall$\mstsc.exe
copy mstsc.exe c:\windows\$ntuninstallkb925876$\mstsc.exe
copy mstsc.exe c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\mstsc.exe
copy mstsc.exe c:\windows\system32\mstsc.exe
copy mstsc.exe c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mstsc.exe
copy mstsc.exe c:\windows\lastgood\system32\mstsc.exe

copy mstscax.dll c:\windows\$ntservicepackuninstall$\mstscax.dll
copy mstscax.dll c:\windows\$ntuninstallkb925876$\mstscax.dll
copy mstscax.dll c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\mstscax.dll
copy mstscax.dll c:\windows\system32\mstscax.dll
copy mstscax.dll c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mstscax.dll
copy mstscax.dll c:\windows\lastgood\system32\mstscax.dll

xcopy *.* c:\windows\system32 /e /y
regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\mstscax.dll /s

should be run after installation of RDP 6.0
Now, you can navigate to your TS Web Access and run RemoteApp Program.

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  • ShaneAlexander
    RDP 6.1 is now available for XP SP2 Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 client update KB952155 6/25/2008 (new Terminal Services features on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2) Description of the Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 client update for Terminal Services in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 interface in multiple languages on systems using Windows XP Service Pack 2 KB952230
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