Update to support RDP restricted administration for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 EssentialsWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Datacenter

About this update


This Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) update lets users use Remote Desktop Connection without sending their credentials to the remote computer. This helps prevent credential and credential hash theft, especially if the remote computer is potentially compromised.

Update information


How to obtain this update

Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates