Remote Desktop Connection Client

Windows XP SP2

Application Details:

Version: 5.1.2600.2180
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.51

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What works

The installer
Pasting in a host name
Saving connection settings
Setting connection settings
Connecting to and viewing a remote computer

What does not

Listed from most to least annoying.

1. Inaccurate refreshing when 'Show contents of window while dragging' is false.
2. The window can be resized beyond full size, leaving garbage bellow and to the right of the remote display.
3. Title bar and start bar are not visible in full screen.
4. Outlook 2003 can cause the app to freeze temporarily.
5. The window is only a few pixels in size after connecting to remote computer.
6. Typing in a host name crashes the app.
7. Disconnecting from the server freezes the program.

What was not tested

I did not test all the connection settings.

Additional Comments

I would rate this program Silver if the first three items in my not-working list were fixed. I am going to start using it at work full time, so I hope these three bugs can be fixed soon. If this app did not work, I would still be using Wine just a few times a month as a hobby.
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 09 20151.7.51No, but has workaround Yes GarbageNathan Shearer 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 30 20151.6.2Yes Yes GarbageNathan Shearer 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 10 20131.4.1Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowPuppy Linux 5.xMay 28 20111.3.19No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 26 20111.2.3Yes Yes BronzeAnders 

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by Matthew Pollard on Tuesday January 23rd 2007, 20:17
# To add to the above post

# As the mstsc.exe file is in (or should be) the %systemroot%/system32 directory you will not
# need to add the full path.

# For fixed window size and console access try :-
wine mstsc.exe -v: -console /w:1024 /h:768

# or simplify it by trying with a full screen
wine mstsc.exe -v: -console /F


by Motin on Wednesday May 10th 2006, 22:24
I couldn't even paste the host name.

What to do:

wine /pathto/c/windows/system32/mstsc.exe /v:HOSTNAME

If you have foreign characters in login-name, do as above. Kill the app, then start it. Your hostname should be cached in the combobox, and by clicking Options you will be able to input username and password.
  • RE: by Matthew Pollard on Tuesday January 23rd 2007, 20:16