Remote Desktop Connection Client

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Windows 7 x32, Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Application Details:

Version: 6.1.7600.16385 x32
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.51

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What works

Able to launch application, change options

Able to connect to Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 (logon screen)

Application remembered last user logged in

Able to authenticate to Server 2003 and navigate desktop

All applications seem to work under 2003

What does not

Authenticate to 2008 and 2008 R2

Connect to remote desktop on 2008/R2


What was not tested

Save RDP file

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Wasnt able to install (installer said was already installed). Extracted from EXE with /extract copied files to system32 had had to make an en-US folder in system32 folder and copy MUI files

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 10 20151.7.51No, but has workaround Yes BronzeNathan Shearer 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 06 20121.5.18No, but has workaround Yes Bronzekenjiru 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Mar 21 20121.5.0No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32385 MSTSC (Remote Desktop) 7.0 drawing issues UNCONFIRMED View
52215 MSTSC (Remote Desktop) 7.0 cannot find its MUI files when Windows version is set to 7 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Make RDP-Client work under wine
To get it running under Wine you need a Windows 7 pc available.

To make Remote Desktop Connection 7 work under Wine, you will need to copy four files from your Windows system.
  1. mstc.exe, Folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\
  2. mstscax.dll, Folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\
  3. mstsc.exe.mui, Folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\_locale_
  4. mstscax.dll.mui, Folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\_locale_
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":

wine mstsc.exe

You should then see the RDC 7 client app appear prompting you for Server Address and Login.


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