RDP 8.0 update for restricted administration on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

About this update

This Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update enables the Remote Desktop Connection client to perform restricted administration logons. It also enables the Remote Desktop Service that is running the RDP 8.0 host to perform restricted administration.

How to obtain this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2Download Download the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Known issues with this security update

  • You may have to restart the computer multiple times when you install this update.

Prerequisites

Before you install this update, you must install both of the following:
2984972  Update for RDC 7.1 to support restricted administration logons in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 
2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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.
File information

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 view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2984976 - Last Review: Oct 20, 2014 - Revision: 1

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