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Official incoming Microsoft RDP OS versions
Posted by Rupert Newton on 13 August 2014 09:18 AM

Scope:

The scope of this article is to outline which versions of Windows allow a user to connect remotely to them over RDP. 

This information is relevant as publishing of Remote PCs and Virtual guests running these platforms require one of the following platforms.

From Technet: official lists for RDP incoming

You can only connect to PCs that are running these Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Multipoint Server 2011
  • Windows Multipoint Server 2012
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011

These Windows operating systems can be used as RD Gateway servers:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011

These Windows operating systems can be used to serve as RD Web Access or RemoteApp servers:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

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Unsupported Windows Versions and Editions for RDP incoming

The Remote Desktop Client will not connect to these Windows Versions and Editions:

  • Windows XP Starter
  • Windows XP Home
  • Windows XP Tablet PC
  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Home
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