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Official incoming Microsoft RDP OS versions

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Remote Application Server

Scope

This article outlines which versions of Windows allow a user to connect remotely over RDP.

This information is relevant as publishing of remote PCs and virtual guests running these platforms require one of the following platforms.

Information by Technet: official lists for RDP incoming

You can only connect to PCs that are running thes following Windows operating systems:

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows XP Professional
Windows Server 2000
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Multipoint Server 2011
Windows Multipoint Server 2012
Windows Small Business Server 2003
Windows Small Business Server 2008
Windows Small Business Server 2011

The following Windows operating systems can be used as RD Gateway servers:

Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Small Business Server 2011

These Windows operating systems can be used s RD Web Access or RemoteApp servers:

Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2

Unsupported Windows Versions and Editions for RDP incoming

The Remote Desktop Client will not connect to the following Windows versions and editions:

Windows XP Starter
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Tablet PC
Windows Media Center
Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Home
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home



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