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I'm looking for a good RDP client for Windows. The built-in one for WinXP doesn't do sound and puts black padding around the window for some reason.

Something like rdesktop would be perfect. I've tried getting it to run on windows, but I've run into problems. Even though I had XminG running as an xserver, it said it couldn't connect to the local display. Eventually I installed x/cygwin and compiled rdesktop myself, and that ended up working, but the sound still didn't work.

Is there any good rdesktop-like client for windows, or a stand-alone version that wouldn't require installing x/cygwin and compiling just to work?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Try the Microsoft Remote Desktop client 6.0. It is newer than the one that ships with XP.

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i think i already have it, since it said i don't need to install the update – Claudiu Mar 18 '10 at 19:13
Version 7.0 is the latest version, see Btw, RDP is able to redirect sound at least since version 5.0 already, you probably simply haven't configured it to do so. – 0xA3 Mar 19 '10 at 0:06

Win32 RDesktop may be what you want. This was linked from wikipedia.

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i tried running this, but it says that it can't connect to the display – Claudiu Mar 18 '10 at 19:10
i even tried running it from within an xterm when i did "startxwin" from cygwin, and it says it can't open the display 6 times instead of just once. – Claudiu Mar 18 '10 at 19:15

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