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I was able to setup Windows Server to allow 32-bit color in RDP sessions. I want to do the same thing for Windows XP. Is this possible?

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Click on Start -> Run. type mstsc. The RDC connection windows opens, head over to display tab and under Colours, select Highest quality (32-bit).

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That doesn't do anything. Is that a typo? –  tony_sid Aug 18 '10 at 8:24
Nope. @awake AFAIK only difference between 24-bit & 32-bit is an alpha channel –  Sathya Aug 19 '10 at 2:42

You have to update the Remote Desktop Client to version 6.0 from the Microsoft download site at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876

The 5.0 version that ships with XP only supports 24-bit, as far as I'm concerned.

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As far as you're concerned? Is this poor word choice or are you saying it does support but the implementation is lousy? (Not nitpicking, just interested in clarity since I don't know this myself.) –  Shinrai Aug 17 '10 at 18:49
That's the client. If the server doesn't support 32-bit how is that going to help? –  tony_sid Aug 18 '10 at 8:23

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