Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection v7 client
This RDP-client can be found on the page of Mircosoft.
Microsoft Remote Desktop from Windows Server 2008 R2 onwards, is one of the components of Microsoft applications (both server and client versions) that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.
(This is only for experimental use. For real world use please take a nativ RDP client from your distribution! :-)
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Able to launch application, change options.
I could connect to a Windows 7 machine.
It remembers the last connection settings.
Most of the applications worked fine, but some had issues.
What does not
Connecting using TS Gateway.
There were some drawing issues with the title bar of some windows and the system status bar.
From time to time it disconnects or crashes.
What was not tested
I was able to install the application using the normal update file, WindowsXP-KB969084-x86-enu.exe. Afterwards, I could uninstall it using the normal Add/Remove Programs application provided by Wine.
The update file checks the registry for the correct Windows version before installing. So I had to alter the registry, to make it look like Win XP SP3.
I was also able to activate the RD Gateway option in the Advanced tab by modifying the registry.
I was able to create a portable version of the application, by copying the necessary files to a separate folder.
More details in the HowTo.
The folder called C:\WINDOWS\system32\ you will find in the Windows-System.
The files from the C:\WINDOWS\system32\_locale_ are necessary for a localized GUI, e.g. it talks to you in your language. This files reside in a subfolder of C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The _locale_ is a place marker for your locale language settings.
As an example take this for Argentina: search for C:\WINDOWS\system32\es-ar\
Copy the above four files to some temporary directory on your Linux machine.
On your Linux machine create a new Wine Windows XP Bottle. To choose the right windows version use winecfg from the commandline. There will be a dropdown to set the right windows version. Set it to Windows XP.
Use your linux file manager to Browse to the Wine bottle C: Drive subdirectories that match those above.
Copy all 4 files to their respective matching subdirectory in Wine.
After you have done that I would reboot the bottle.
Finally to start Remote Desktop Client v7 you will need to have wine execute the Windows RDC 7 executable (mstsc.exe).
Open a terminal and at the command prompt execute the following (make sure you are using the same "bottle":
You should then see the RDC 7 client app appear prompting you for Server Address and Login.
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Create XP Bottle?
by Richard Raseley on Thursday July 21st 2011, 22:41
It is unclear from your post what you mean by "create a Windows XP bottle" - can you explain more? When copying the files to the virtual wine C drive (in the specified locations), adding the mstsc.exe application via the Wine interface, the executing "wine mstsc.exe" I get the following error: