Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0

  
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This topic specifies the prerequisite software and supported configurations requirements that are necessary to install and run Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0 in your environment. Both the operating system requirements and the system requirements that are required to run DaRT 8.0 are specified. For information about prerequisites that you need to consider to create the DaRT recovery image, see Planning to Create the DaRT 8.0 Recovery Image.

Download this app from Microsoft Store for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 Team (Surface Hub), HoloLens. See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for Microsoft Remote Desktop. You can use the Remote Desktop client for Windows Desktop to access Windows apps and desktops remotely from a different Windows device. Note This documentation is not for the Remote Desktop Connection (MSTSC) client that ships with Windows. Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 is tested for and supports “nested sessions” in configurations that customers have most often asked for. We just published the KB article Hopefully this answers your questions and gives you a clear understanding of what is supported. Please let us know if you have questions. NOTE: Questions and comments are welcome.

For supported configurations that apply to later releases, see the documentation for the applicable release.

  • This article describes an update for the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.1 in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update package provides the following improvements: Fixes connection reliability issues.
  • The RDP 8.0 update includes both the RDC 8.0 client and the RDP 8.0 server-side protocol components for Windows 7 SP1 virtual desktops. If you want to have both the RDP 8.0 server-side components and the RDC 8.1 client installed on the same computer, you must first install the RDP 8.0 update and then later install this update.

You can install DaRT in one of two ways. You can install all functionality on an IT administrator computer, where you will perform all the tasks associated with running DaRT. Alternatively, you can install, on the administrator computer, only the DaRT functionality that creates the recovery image, and then install the functionality used to run DaRT (that is, the DaRT Remote Connection Viewer) on a help desk computer.

DaRT 8.0 prerequisite software

Make sure that the following prerequisites are met before you install DaRT.

Administrator computer prerequisites

Remote Desktop Client 8.1 Download

The following table lists the installation prerequisites for the administrator computer when you are installing DaRT 8.0 and all of the DaRT tools.

PrerequisiteDetails

Windows Assessment and Development Kit (ADK)

Required for the DaRT Recovery Image wizard. Contains the Deployment Tools, which are used to customize, deploy, and service Windows images, and contains the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). The ADK is not required if you are installing only the Remote Connection Viewer and/or Crash Analyzer.

.NET Framework 4.5

Required by the DaRT Recovery Image wizard.

Windows Development Kit OR Software Development Kit (optional)

Crash Analyzer requires the Windows 8 Debugging Tools from the Windows Driver Kit to analyze memory dump files.

Windows 8 64-bit ISO image

DaRT requires the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) image from the Windows 8 media. Download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 8, depending on the type of DaRT recovery image you want to create. If you support both system types in your environment, download both versions of Windows 8.

Help desk computer prerequisites

The following table lists the installation prerequisites for the help desk computer when you are running the DaRT 8.0 Remote Connection Viewer.

PrerequisiteDetails

DaRT 8.0 Remote Connection Viewer

Must be installed on a Windows 8 operating system.

NET Framework 4.5

Required by the DaRT Recovery Image wizard

Debugging Tools for Windows

Required only if you are installing the Crash Analyzer tool

End-user computer prerequisites

There is no prerequisite software that must be installed on end-user computers, other than the Windows 8 operating system.

DaRT operating system requirements

Remote Desktop App

Administrator computer system requirements

Microsoft

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the DaRT administrator computer installation.

Note Make sure that you allocate enough space for any additional tools that you want to install on the administrator computer.

Note Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

Operating SystemEditionService PackSystem ArchitectureOperating System RequirementsRAM Requirement for Running DaRT

Windows 8

All editions

N/A

64-bit

2 GB

2.5 GB

Windows 8

All editions

N/A

32-bit

1 GB

1.5 GB

Windows Server 2012

Standard, Enterprise, Data Center

N/A

64-bit

512 MB

1 .0 GB

DaRT help desk computer system requirements

If you allow a help desk to remotely troubleshoot computers, you must have the Remote Connection Viewer installed on the help desk computer. You can optionally install the Crash Analyzer tool on the help desk computer.

DaRT 8.0 enables a help desk worker to connect to a DaRT 8.0 computer by using either the DaRT 7.0 or DaRT 8.0 Remote Connection Viewer. The DaRT 7.0 Remote Connection Viewer requires a Windows 7 operating system, while the DaRT 8.0 Remote Connection Viewer requires Windows 8. The DaRT 8.0 Remote Connection Viewer and all other DaRT 8.0 tools can be installed only on a computer running Windows 8.

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the DaRT help desk computer installation.

Operating SystemEditionService PackSystem ArchitectureOperating System RequirementsRAM Requirements for Running DaRT

Windows 8

All editions

N/A

64-bit

2 GB

2.5 GB

Windows 8 (with Remote Connection Viewer 8.0 only)

All editions

N/A

32-bit

1 GB

1.5 GB

Windows 7 (with Remote Connection Viewer 7.0 only)

All editions

SP1, SP2

64-bit or 32-bit

1 GB

N/A

Windows Server 2012

Standard, Enterprise, Data Center

N/A

64-bit

51

1.0 GB

DaRT also has the following minimum hardware requirements for the end-user computer:

A CD or DVD drive or a USB port - required only if you are deploying DaRT in your enterprise by using a CD, DVD, or USB.

BIOS support for starting the computer from a CD or DVD, a USB flash drive, or from a remote or recovery partition.

DaRT end-user computer system requirements

The Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset window in DaRT requires that the end-user computer use one of the following operating systems together with the specified amount of system memory available for DaRT:

Operating SystemEditionService PackSystem ArchitectureOperating System RequirementsRAM Requirements

Windows 8

All editions

N/A

64-bit

2 GB

2.5 GB

Windows 8

All editions

N/A

32-bit

1 GB

1.5 GB

Windows Server 2012

Standard, Enterprise, Data Center

N/A

64-bit

512 MB

1.0 GB

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This article describes Microsoft support for Nesting Remote Desktop Connections.

Original product version: Windows 10 - all editions, Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number: 2754550

Summary

Deprecation of the Remote Desktop 8.0 client for macOS ...

Running a Remote Desktop Connection session within another Remote Desktop Connection session is supported provided the following conditions are met.

Client Computer versionRemote Desktop versionNested Remote Desktop versionSupported RDP feature for the nested Remote Desktop connectionSupported Remote Desktop connection type
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Basic graphics (Display)
  • Keyboard and mouse input
  • Full Remote Desktop
  • RemoteApp

For example, the following scenarios are supported for basic graphics and keyboard and mouse input:

  1. Users connecting to a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server for their desktop environment, and then connecting to another Windows Server 2012 RD Session Host server for RemoteApp programs.
  2. Users connecting to a Windows 8 virtual desktop for their desktop environment, and then connecting to a Windows Server 2012 RD Session Host server for RemoteApp programs.

More information

Note

Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 don't support running a Remote Desktop Connection session within another Remote Desktop Connection session.
  • Only one level of nested Remote Desktop connection is supported. Establishing a Remote Desktop connection from inside a nested Remote Desktop connection isn't supported.
  • Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) features other than graphics, keyboard, and mouse input aren't supported (including but not limited to Smart Card redirection, Clipboard redirection, Device redirection, and Audio redirection).
  • All RDP features can be used with the first RDP connection; that is, the connection between the user's client computer and the first Remote Desktop computer.
  • Users can use the Remote Desktop Web Access portal in the first Remote Desktop to launch RemoteApp programs or Remote Desktop connections.