Lets hope they backport the Remote Commands menu to RDC on Windows 7

A feature of the Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Connection software that I missed until it was pointed out by Klass from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team is the Remote Commands menu. This menu allows you to send special commands, such as a start menu press and accessing the Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Charms through Remote Desktop connection.

It’s an absolute must when managing Windows Server 2012 through Remote Desktop Connection and it doesn’t exist in the Windows 7 RDC client.

Although I don’t know for certain, I suspect we won’t see a set of RSAT tools for managing Windows Server 2012 made available for Windows 7 clients. Given that a very large percentage of systems administrators managing Windows Server 2012 will probably do so using Windows 7, I’m hoping that we will see an updated version of the Windows 7 RDC client that includes this cool menu. It would make the experience of managing Windows Server 2012 from Windows 7 a better one.

 

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on Aug 12, 2012
Try this link instead http://gandalf50.wordpress.com/tag/windows-8-remote-desktop-client/
on Aug 12, 2012
If you can't wait for Microsoft to publish a version of RDP for windows 7 then check my blog post for how to get the New Windows 8 Remote Desktop client on your Windows 7 system http://gandalf50.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/getting-the-new-windows-8-remote-desktop-client-on-you-windows-7-system/?preview=true&preview_id=498&preview_nonce=9a66e2b91d

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