What's new in the Remote Desktop client for Windows

Important

The Azure Virtual Desktop Store app for Windows is currently in PREVIEW. See the Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews for legal terms that apply to Azure features that are in beta, preview, or otherwise not yet released into general availability.

In this article you'll learn about the latest updates for the Remote Desktop client for Windows. To learn more about using the Remote Desktop client for Windows with Azure Virtual Desktop, see Connect to Azure Virtual Desktop with the Remote Desktop client for Windows and Use features of the Remote Desktop client for Windows when connecting to Azure Virtual Desktop.

There are three versions of the Remote Desktop client for Windows, which are all supported for connecting to Azure Virtual Desktop:

  • Standalone download as an MSI installer. This is the most common version of the Remote Desktop client for Windows.
  • Azure Virtual Desktop app from the Microsoft Store. This is a preview version of the Remote Desktop client for Windows.
  • Remote Desktop app from the Microsoft Store. This version is no longer being developed.

Tip

You can also connect to Azure Virtual Desktop with Windows App, a single app to securely connect you to Windows devices and apps from Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365, Microsoft Dev Box, Remote Desktop Services, and remote PCs. For more information, see What is Windows App?

Tip

Select the version of the Remote Desktop client for Windows you want to use with the buttons at the top of this article.

Supported client versions

The following table lists the current versions available for the public and Insider releases. To enable Insider releases, see Enable Insider releases.

Release Latest version Download
Public 1.2.5326 Windows 64-bit (most common)
Windows 32-bit
Windows ARM64
Insider 1.2.5326 Windows 64-bit (most common)
Windows 32-bit
Windows ARM64

Updates for version 1.2.5326

Download: Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Windows ARM64

Date published: March 19, 2024

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the RemoteApp window to appear stretched.
  • When users enter text into the email or URL field to search for a workspace while subscribing to a feed, screen readers now announce whether the client can find the workspace.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5255

Download: Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Windows ARM64

Date published: March 11, 2024

Note

This version includes all the latest updates made in public build 1.2.5252 and Insider builds 1.2.5248 and 1.2.5126.

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Fixed an issue that caused connections to stop working when users tried to connect from a Private Network to Azure Virtual Desktop environment.

Updates for version 1.2.5254

Date published: March 6, 2024

Note

This version replaced 1.2.5252 and has the same release notes as version 1.2.5112.

Updates for version 1.2.5252

Date published: February 29, 2024

Note

This version was released as a Public version on March 5, 2024 but was replaced by version 1.2.5254 on March 6, 2024.

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Devices no longer go into idle mode when video playback is active.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5248

Date published: February 13, 2024

Note

This version was an Insiders version that was replaced by version 1.2.5252 and never released to Public. In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused artifacts to appear on the screen during RemoteApp sessions.
  • Fixed an issue where resizing the Teams video call window caused the client to temporarily stop responding.
  • Fixed an issue that made Teams calls echo after expanding a two-person call to meeting call.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5126

Published: January 24, 2024

Note

This version was an Insiders version that was replaced by version 1.2.5248 and never released to Public. In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the regression that caused a display issue when a user selects monitors for their session.
  • Made the following accessibility improvements:
    • Improved screen reader experience.
    • Greater contrast for background color of the connection bar remote commands drop-down menu.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5112

Published: February 7, 2024

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the regression that caused a display issue when a user selects monitors for their session.

Updates for version 1.2.5105

Published: January 9, 2024

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the CVE-2024-21307 security vulnerability.
  • Improved accessibility by making the Change the size of text and apps drop-down menu more visible in the High Contrast theme.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed a Teams issue that caused incoming videos to flicker green during meeting calls.

Note

This release was originally 1.2.5102 in Insiders, but we changed the Public version number to 1.2.5105 after adding the security improvements addressing CVE-2024-21307.

Updates for version 1.2.5018

Published: November 20, 2023

Note

We replaced this Insiders version with version 1.2.5102. As a result, version 1.2.5018 is no longer available for download.

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4763

Published: November 7, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added a link to the troubleshooting documentation to error messages to help users resolve minor issues without needing to contact Microsoft Support.
  • Improved the connection bar user interface (UI).
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to stop responding when a user tries to resize the client window during a Teams video call.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the client from loading more than 255 workspaces.
  • Fixed an authentication issue that allowed users to choose a different account whenever the client required more interaction.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4677

Published: October 17, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added new parameters for multiple monitor configuration when connecting to a remote resource using the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme.
  • Added support for the following languages: Czech (Czechia), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Korean (Korea), Portuguese (Portugal), Turkish (Türkiye).
  • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when using Teams Media Optimization.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Note

This Insiders release was originally version 1.2.4675, but we made a hotfix for the vulnerability known as CVE-2023-5217.

Updates for version 1.2.4583

Published: October 6, 2023

In this release, we've made the following change:

Updates for version 1.2.4582

Published: September 19, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue when using the default display settings and a change is made to the system display settings, where the bar does not show when hovering over top of screen after it is hidden.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Accessibility improvements:
    • Narrator now announces the view mode selector as "View combo box", instead of "Tile view combo box" or "List view combo box".
    • Narrator now focuses on and announces Learn more hyperlinks.
    • Keyboard focus is now set correctly when a warning dialog loads.
    • Tooltip for the close button on the About panel now dismisses when keyboard focus moves.
    • Keyboard focus is now properly displayed for certain drop-down selectors in the Settings panel for published desktops.

Note

This release was originally version 1.2.4577, but we made a hotfix after reports that connections to machines with watermarking policy enabled were failing. Version 1.2.4582, which fixes this issue, has replaced version 1.2.4577.

Updates for version 1.2.4487

Published: July 21, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the client doesn't auto-reconnect when the gateway WebSocket connection shuts down normally.

Updates for version 1.2.4485

Published: July 11, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added a new RDP file property called allowed security protocols. This property restricts the list of security protocols the client can negotiate.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Accessibility improvements:
    • Narrator now describes the toggle button in the display settings side panel as toggle button instead of button.
    • Control types for text now correctly say that they're text and not custom.
    • Fixed an issue where Narrator didn't read the error message that appears after the user selects Delete.
    • Added heading-level description to Subscribe with URL.
  • Dialog improvements:
    • Updated file and URI launch dialog error handling messages to be more specific and user-friendly.
    • The client now displays an error message after unsuccessfully checking for updates instead of incorrectly notifying the user that the client is up to date.
    • Fixed an issue where, after having been automatically reconnected to the remote session, the connection information dialog gave inconsistent information about identity verification.

Updates for version 1.2.4419

Published: July 6, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • General improvements to Narrator experience.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the text in the message for subscribing to workspaces to be cut off when the user increases the text size.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to sometimes stop responding when attempting to start new connections.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4337

Published: June 13, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

Updates for version 1.2.4331

Published: June 6, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved connection bar resizing so that resizing the bar to its minimum width doesn't make its buttons disappear.
  • Fixed an application compatibility issue that affected preview versions of Windows.
  • Moved the identity verification method from the lock window message in the connection bar to the end of the connection info message.
  • Changed the error message that appears when the session host can't reach the authenticator to validate a user's credentials to be clearer.
  • Added a reconnect button to the disconnect message boxes that appear whenever the local PC goes into sleep mode or the session is locked.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4240

Published: May 16, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the connection bar remained visible on local sessions when the user changed their contrast themes.
  • Made minor changes to connection bar UI, including improved button sizing.
  • Fixed an issue where the client stopped responding if closed from the system tray.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4159

Published: May 9, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Redesigned the connection bar for session desktops.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to report misleading or incorrect ErrorCode 0x108 error logs.
  • Fixed an issue that made the client sometimes drop connections if doing something like using a Smart Card made the connection take a long time to start.
  • Fixed a bug where users aren't able to update the client if the client is installed with the flags ALLUSERS=2 and MSIINSTALLPERUSER=1
  • Fixed an issue that made the client disconnect and display error message 0x3000018 instead of showing a prompt to reconnect if the endpoint doesn't let users save their credentials.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2023-28267.
  • Fixed an issue that generated duplicate Activity IDs for unique connections.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed an application compatibility issue for preview versions of Windows.

Updates for version 1.2.4066

Published: March 28, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • General improvements to Narrator experience.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the client to stop responding when disconnecting from the session early.
  • Fixed a bug that caused duplicate error messages to appear while connected to an Azure Active Directory-joined host using the new Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Auth protocol.
  • Fixed a bug that caused scale resolution options to not display in display settings for session desktops.
  • Disabled UPnP for non-Insiders customers after reports of connectivity issues.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to MMR for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Fixed an issue that caused multimedia redirection (MMR) for Azure Virtual Desktop to not load for the ARM64 version of the client.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the application window sharing to freeze or show a black screen in scenarios with Topmost window occlusions.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Teams media optimizations for Azure Virtual Desktop to not load for the ARM64 version of the client.

Note

This release was originally version 1.2.4065, but we made a hotfix after reports that UPnP was causing connectivity issues. version 1.2.4066 has replaced the previous version and has disabled UPnP.

Updates for version 1.2.3918

Published: February 7, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed a bug where refreshes increased memory usage.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Bug fix for Background Effects persistence between Teams sessions.
  • Updates to MMR for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:

Important

This is the final version of the Remote Desktop client with Windows 7 support. After this version, if you try to use the Remote Desktop client with Windows 7, it may not work as expected. For more information about which versions of Windows the Remote Desktop client currently supports, see Prerequisites.

Updates for version 1.2.3770

Published: December 14, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the app sometimes entered an infinite loop while disconnecting.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect rendering of an incoming screen share when using an ultrawide (21:9) monitor.

Updates for version 1.2.3667

Published: November 30, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added User Datagram Protocol support to the client's ARM64 platform.
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip didn't disappear when the user moved the mouse cursor away from the tooltip area.
  • Fixed an issue where the application crashes when calling reset manually from the command line.
  • Fixed an issue where the client stops responding when disconnecting, which prevents the user from launching another connection.
  • Fixed an issue where the client stops responding when coming out of sleep mode.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.3577

Published: October 10, 2022

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Fixed a bug related to tracing that was blocking reconnections.

Updates for version 1.2.3576

Published: October 6, 2022

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Fixed a bug that affected users of some third-party plugins.

Updates for version 1.2.3575

Published: October 4, 2022

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Fixed an issue that caused unexpected disconnects in certain RemoteApp scenarios.

Updates for version 1.2.3574

Published: October 4, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added banner warning users running client on Windows 7 that support for Windows 7 will end starting January 10, 2023.
  • Added page to installer warning users running client on Windows 7 that support for Windows 7 will end starting January 10, 2023.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to multimedia redirection (MMR) for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:

Updates for version 1.2.3497

Published: September 20, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Accessibility improvements through increased color contrast in the virtual desktop connection blue bar.
  • Updated connection information dialog to distinguish between Websocket (renamed from TCP), RDP Shortpath for managed networks, and RDP Shortpath for public networks.
  • Fixed bugs.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Fixed an issue that caused calls to disconnect when using a microphone with a high sample rate (192 kbps).
  • Resolved a connectivity issue with older RDP stacks.

Updates for version 1.2.3496

Published: September 8, 2022

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Reverted to version 1.2.3401 build to avoid a connectivity issue with older RDP stacks.

Updates for version 1.2.3401

Published: August 2, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the narrator was announcing the tenant expander button as on or off instead of expanded or collapsed.
  • Fixed an issue where the text size didn't change when the user adjusted the text size system setting.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.3317

Published: July 12, 2022

In this release, we've made the following change:

Updates for version 1.2.3316

Published: July 6, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the service couldn't render RemoteApp windows while RemoteFX Advanced Graphics were disabled.
  • Fixed an issue that happened when a user tried to connect to an Azure Virtual Desktop endpoint while using the Remote Desktop Services Transport Layer Security protocol (RDSTLS) with CredSSP disabled, which caused the Windows Desktop client to not prompt the user for credentials. Because the client couldn't authenticate, it would get stuck in an infinite loop of failed connection attempts.
  • Fixed an issue that happened when users tried to connect to an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)-joined Azure Virtual Desktop endpoint from a client machine joined to the same Azure AD tenant while the Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP) was disabled.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Better noise suppression during calls.
    • A diagnostic overlay now appears when you press Shift+Ctrl+Semicolon (;) during calls. The diagnostic overlay only works with version 1.17.2205.23001 or later of the Remote Desktop WebRTC Redirector Service. You can download the latest version of the service here.

Updates for version 1.2.3213

Published: June 2, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Reduced flicker when application is restored to full-screen mode from minimized state in single-monitor configuration.
  • The client now shows an error message when the user tries to open a connection from the UI, but the connection doesn't launch.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • The new hardware encoding feature increases the video quality (resolution and framerate) of the outgoing camera during Teams calls. Because this feature uses the underlying hardware on the PC and not just software, we're being extra careful to ensure broad compatibility before turning the feature on by default for all users. Therefore, this feature is currently off by default. To get an early preview of the feature, you can enable it on your local machine by creating a registry key at Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\WebRTC Redirector\UseHardwareEncoding as a DWORD value and setting it to 1. To disable the feature, set the key to 0.

Updates for version 1.2.3130

Published: May 10, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

Updates for version 1.2.3128

Published: May 3, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved Narrator application experience.
  • Accessibility improvements.
  • Fixed a regression that prevented subsequent connections after reconnecting to an existing session with the group policy object (GPO) User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Ctrl+Alt+Del Options\Remove Lock Computer enabled.
  • Added an error message for when a user selects a credential type for smart card or Windows Hello for Business but the required smart card redirection is disabled in the RDP file.
  • Improved diagnostic for User Data Protocol (UDP)-based Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) transport protocols.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including updating the WebRTC stack from version M88 to M98. M98 provides better reliability and performances when making audio and video calls.

Updates for version 1.2.3004

Published: March 29, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where Narrator didn't announce grid or list views correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the msrdc.exe process might take a long time to exit after closing the last Azure Virtual Desktop connection if customers have set a very short token expiration policy.
  • Updated the error message that appears when users are unable to subscribe to their feed.
  • Updated the disconnect dialog boxes that appear when the user locks their remote session or puts their local computer in sleep mode to be only informational.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Multimedia redirection for Azure Virtual Desktop now has an update that gives it more site and media control compatibility.
  • Improved connection reliability for Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop.

Updates for version 1.2.2927

Published: March 15, 2022

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Fixed an issue where the number pad didn't work on initial focus.

Updates for version 1.2.2925

Published: March 8, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2022-21990.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2022-24503.
  • Fixed an issue where background updates could close active remote connections.

Updates for version 1.2.2924

Published: February 23, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • The Desktop client now supports Ctrl+Alt+arrow key keyboard shortcuts during desktop sessions.
  • Improved graphics performance with certain mouse types.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to randomly crash when something ends a RemoteApp connection.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • The background blur feature is rolling out this week for Windows endpoints.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the screen to turn black during Teams video calls.

Updates for version 1.2.2860

Published: February 15, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved stability of Azure Active Directory authentication.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing users from opening multiple .RDP files from different host pools.

Updates for version 1.2.2851

Published: January 25, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused a redirected camera to give incorrect error codes when camera access was restricted in the Privacy settings on the client device. This update should give accurate error messages in apps using the redirected camera.
  • Fixed an issue where the Azure Active Directory credential prompt appeared in the wrong monitor.
  • Fixed an issue where the background refresh and update tasks were repeatedly registered with the task scheduler, which caused the background and update task times to change without user input.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • In September 2021 we released a preview of our GPU render path optimizations but defaulted them off. After extensive testing, we've now enabled them by default. These GPU render path optimizations reduce endpoint-to-endpoint latency and solve some performance issues. You can manually disable these optimizations by setting the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\IsSwapChainRenderingEnabled to 00000000.

Updates for version 1.2.2691

Published: January 12, 2022

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2019-0887.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2022-21850.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2022-21851.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.2688

Published: December 9, 2021

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Fixed an issue where some users were unable to subscribe using the subscribe with URL option after updating to version 1.2.2687.0.

Updates for version 1.2.2687

Published: December 2, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved manual refresh functionality to acquire new user tokens, which ensures the service can accurately update user access to resources.
  • Fixed an issue where the service sometimes pasted empty frames when a user tried to copy an image from a remotely running Internet Explorer browser to a locally running Word document.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2021-38665.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2021-38666.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2021-1669.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed a usability issue where the Windows Desktop client would sometimes prompt for a password (Azure Active Directory prompt) after the device went into sleep mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the client didn't automatically expand and display interactive sign-in messages set by admins when a user signs in to their virtual machine.
  • Fixed a reliability issue that appeared in version 1.2.2686 where the client stopped responding when users tried to launch new connections.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • The notification volume level on the client device is now the same as the host device.
    • Fixed an issue where the device volume was low in Azure Virtual Desktop sessions
    • Fixed a multi-monitor screen sharing issue where screen sharing didn't appear correctly when moving from one monitor to the other.
    • Resolved a black screen issue that caused screen sharing to incorrectly show a black screen sometimes.
    • Increased the reliability of the camera stack when resizing the Teams app or turning the camera on or off.
    • Fixed a memory leak that caused issues like high memory usage or video freezing when reconnecting with Azure Virtual Desktop.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Remote Desktop connections to stop responding.

Updates for version 1.2.2606

Published: November 9, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2021-38665.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2021-38666.
  • Fixed an issue where the service sometimes pasted empty frames when a user tried to copy an image from a remotely running Internet Explorer browser to a locally running Word document.

Updates for version 1.2.2600

Published: October 26, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including improvements to camera performance during video calls.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.2459

Published: September 28, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to prompt for credentials a second time after closing a credential prompt window while subscribing.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Fixed an issue in that made the video screen turn black and crash during calls in the Chrome browser.
    • Reduced E2E latency and some performance issues by optimizing the GPU render path in the Windows Desktop client. To enable the new render path, add the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\IsSwapChainRenderingEnabled and set its value to 00000001. To disable the new render path and revert to the original path, either set the key's value to 00000000 or delete the key.

Updates for version 1.2.2322

Published: August 24, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Added updates to Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop, including:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the screen to turn black when Direct X wasn't available for hardware decoding.
    • Fixed a software decoding and camera preview issue that happened when falling back to software decode.
  • Multimedia redirection for Azure Virtual Desktop is now in public preview.

Updates for version 1.2.2223

Published: August 10, 2021

In this release, we've made the following change:

Updates for version 1.2.2222

Published: July 27, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • The client also updates in the background when the auto-update feature is enabled, no remote connection is active, and msrdcw.exe isn't running.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed an ICE inversion parameter issue that prevented some Teams calls from connecting.

Updates for version 1.2.2130

Published: June 22, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Windows Virtual Desktop has been renamed to Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more about the name change at our announcement on our blog.
  • Fixed an issue where the client would ask for authentication after the user ended their session and closed the window.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed an issue with Logitech C270 cameras where Teams only showed a black screen in the camera settings and while sharing images during calls.

Updates for version 1.2.2061

Published: May 25, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Resolved a black screen video issue that also fixed a mismatch in video resolutions with Teams Server.
    • Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop now changes resolution and bitrate in accordance with what Teams Server expects.

Updates for version 1.2.1954

Published: May 13, 2021

In this release, we've made the following change:

Updates for version 1.2.1953

Published: May 6, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to crash when users selected Disconnect all sessions in the system tray.
  • Fixed an issue where the client wouldn't switch to full screen on a single monitor with a docking station.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Added hardware acceleration for video processing outgoing video streams for Windows 10-based clients.
    • When joining a meeting with both a front-facing and rear-facing or external camera, the front-facing camera will be selected by default.
    • Fixed an issue that made Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop crash while loading on x86-based machines.
    • Fixed an issue that caused striations during screen sharing.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented some people in meetings from seeing incoming video or screen sharing.

Updates for version 1.2.1844

Published: March 23, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Updated background installation functionality to perform silently for the client auto-update feature.
  • Fixed an issue where the client forwarded multiple attempts to launch a desktop to the same session. Depending on your group policy configuration, the session host can now allow the creation of multiple sessions for the same user on the same session host or disconnect the previous connection by default. This behavior wasn't consistent before version 1.2.1755.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates for Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • We've offloaded video processing (XVP) to reduce CPU utilization by 5-10% (depending on CPU generation). Combined with the hardware decode feature from February's update, we've now reduced the total CPU utilization by 10-20% (depending on CPU generation).
    • We've added XVP and hardware decode, which allows older machines to display more incoming video streams smoothly in 2x2 mode.
    • We've also updated the WebRTC stack from version M74 to M88. M88 has better reliability, AV sync performance, and fewer transient issues.
    • We've replaced our software H264 encoder with OpenH264. OpenH264 is an open-source codec that increases video quality of the outgoing camera stream.
    • The client now has simultaneous shipping with 2x2 mode. 2x2 mode shows up to four incoming video streams simultaneously.

Updates for version 1.2.1755

Published: February 23, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added the Experience Monitor access point to the system tray icon.
  • Fixed an issue where entering an email address into the Subscribe to a Workplace tab caused the application to stop responding.
  • Fixed an issue where the client sometimes didn't send Event Hubs and Diagnostics events.
  • Updates to Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop, including:
    • Improved audio and video sync performance and added hardware accelerated decode that decreases CPU utilization on the client.
    • Addressed the most prevalent causes of black screen issues when a user joins a call or meeting with their video turned on, when a user performs screen sharing, and when a user toggles their camera on and off.
    • Improved quality of active speaker switching in single video view by reducing the time it takes for the video to appear and reducing intermittent black screens when switching video streams to another user.
    • Fixed an issue where hardware devices with special characters would sometimes not be available in Teams.

Updates for version 1.2.1672

Published: January 26, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added support for the screen capture protection feature for Windows 10 endpoints. To learn more, see Session host security best practices.
  • Added support for proxies that require authentication for feed subscription.
  • The client now shows a notification with an option to retry if an update didn't successfully download.
  • Addressed some accessibility issues with keyboard focus and high-contrast mode.

Updates for version 1.2.1525

Published: December 1, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added List view for remote resources so that longer app names are readable.
  • Added a notification icon that appears when an update for the client is available.

Updates for version 1.2.1446

Published: October 27, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added the auto-update feature, which allows the client to install the latest updates automatically.
  • The client now distinguishes between different feeds in the Connection Center.
  • Fixed an issue where the subscription account doesn't match the account the user signed in with.
  • Fixed an issue where some users couldn't access a RemoteApp through a downloaded file.
  • Fixed an issue with Smartcard redirection.

Updates for version 1.2.1364

Published: September 22, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where single sign-on (SSO) didn't work on Windows 7.
  • Fixed the connection failure that happened when calling or joining a Teams call while another app has an audio stream opened in exclusive mode and when media optimization for Teams is enabled.
  • Fixed a failure to enumerate audio or video devices in Teams when media optimization for Teams is enabled.
  • Added a Need help with settings? link to the desktop settings page.
  • Fixed an issue with the Subscribe button that happened when using high-contrast dark themes.

Updates for version 1.2.1275

Published: August 25, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added functionality to auto-detect sovereign clouds from the user’s identity.
  • Added functionality to enable custom URL subscriptions for all users.
  • Fixed an issue with app pinning on the feed taskbar.
  • Fixed a crash when subscribing with URL.
  • Improved experience when dragging a RemoteApp window with touch or pen.
  • Fixed an issue with localization.

Updates for version 1.2.1186

Published: July 28, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • You can now be subscribed to Workspaces with multiple user accounts, using the overflow menu (...) option on the command bar at the top of the client. To differentiate Workspaces, the Workspace titles now include the username, as do all app shortcuts titles.
  • Added additional information to subscription error messages to improve troubleshooting.
  • The collapsed/expanded state of Workspaces is now preserved during a refresh.
  • Added a Send Diagnostics and Close button to the Connection information dialog.
  • Fixed an issue with the CTRL + SHIFT keys in remote sessions.

Updates for version 1.2.1104

Published: June 23, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Updated the automatic discovery logic for the Subscribe option to support the Azure Resource Manager-integrated version of Azure Virtual Desktop. Customers with only Azure Virtual Desktop resources should no longer need to provide consent for Azure Virtual Desktop (classic).
  • Improved support for high-DPI devices with scale factor up to 400%.
  • Fixed an issue where the disconnect dialog didn't appear.
  • Fixed an issue where command bar tooltips would remain visible longer than expected.
  • Fixed a crash when you tried to subscribe immediately after a refresh.
  • Fixed a crash from incorrect parsing of date and time in some languages.

Updates for version 1.2.1026

Published: May 27, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • When subscribing, you can now choose your account instead of typing your email address.
  • Added a new Subscribe with URL option that allows you to specify the URL of the Workspace you are subscribing to or leverage email discovery when available in cases where we can't automatically find your resources. This is similar to the subscription process in the other Remote Desktop clients. This can be used to subscribe directly to Azure Virtual Desktop workspaces.
  • Added support to subscribe to a Workspace using a new URI scheme that can be sent in an email to users or added to a support website.
  • Added a new Connection information dialog that provides client, network, and server details for desktop and app sessions. You can access the dialog from the connection bar in full screen mode or from the System menu when windowed.
  • Desktop sessions launched in windowed mode now always maximize instead of going full screen when maximizing the window. Use the Full screen option from the system menu to enter full screen.
  • The Unsubscribe prompt now displays a warning icon and shows the workspace names as a bulleted list.
  • Added the details section to additional error dialogs to help diagnose issues.
  • Added a timestamp to the details section of error dialogs.
  • Fixed an issue where the RDP file setting desktop size ID didn't work properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Update the resolution on resize display setting didn't apply after launching the session.
  • Fixed localization issues in the desktop settings panel.
  • Fixed the size of the focus box when tabbing through controls on the desktop settings panel.
  • Fixed an issue causing the resource names to be difficult to read in high contrast mode.
  • Fixed an issue causing the update notification in the action center to be shown more than once a day.

Updates for version 1.2.945

Published: April 28, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added new display settings options for desktop connections available when right-clicking a desktop icon on the Connection Center.
    • There are now three display configuration options: All displays, Single display and Select displays.
    • We now only show available settings when a display configuration is selected.
    • In Select display mode, a new Maximize to current displays option allows you to dynamically change the displays used for the session without reconnecting. When enabled, maximizing the session causes it to go full screen on all displays touched by the session window.
    • We've added a new Single display when windowed option for all displays and select displays modes. This option switches your session automatically to a single display when you exit full screen mode, and automatically returns to multiple displays when you maximize the window.
  • We've added a new Display settings group to the system menu that appears when you right-click the title bar of a windowed desktop session. This will let you change some settings dynamically during a session. For example, you can change the new Single display mode when windowed and Maximize to current displays settings.
  • When you exit full screen, the session window will return to its original location when you first entered full screen.
  • The background refresh for Workspaces has been changed to every four hours instead of every hour. A refresh now happens automatically when launching the client.
  • Resetting your user data from the About page now redirects to the Connection Center when completed instead of closing the client.
  • The items in the system menu for desktop connections were reordered and the Help topic now points to the client documentation.
  • Addressed some accessibility issues with tab navigation and screen readers.
  • Fixed an issue where the Azure Active Directory authentication dialog appeared behind the session window.
  • Fixed a flickering and shrinking issue when dragging a desktop session window between displays of different scale factors.
  • Fixed an error that occurred when redirecting cameras.
  • Fixed multiple crashes to improve reliability.

Updates for version 1.2.790

Published: March 24, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Renamed the Update action for Workspaces to Refresh for consistency with other Remote Desktop clients.
  • You can now refresh a Workspace directly from its context menu.
  • Manually refreshing a Workspace now ensures all local content is updated.
  • You can now reset the client's user data from the About page without needing to uninstall the app.
  • You can also reset the client's user data using msrdcw.exe /reset with an optional /f parameter to skip the prompt.
  • We now automatically look for a client update when navigating to the About page.
  • Updated the color of the buttons for consistency.

Updates for version 1.2.675

Published: February 25, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Connections to Azure Virtual Desktop are now blocked if the RDP file is missing the signature or one of the signscope properties has been modified.
  • When a Workspace is empty or has been removed, the Connection Center no longer appears to be empty.
  • Added the activity ID and error code on disconnect messages to improve troubleshooting. You can copy the dialog message with Ctrl+C.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the desktop connection settings to not detect displays.
  • Client updates no longer automatically restart the PC.
  • Windowless icons should no longer appear on the taskbar.

Updates for version 1.2.605

Published: January 29, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • You can now select which displays to use for desktop connections. To change this setting, right-click the icon of the desktop connection and select Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the connection settings didn't display the correct available scale factors.
  • Fixed an issue where Narrator couldn't read the dialogue shown while the connection initiated.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong user name displayed when the Azure Active Directory and Active Directory names didn't match.
  • Fixed an issue that made the client stop responding when initiating a connection while not connected to a network.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to stop responding when attaching a headset.

Updates for version 1.2.535

Published: December 4, 2019

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • You can now access information about updates directly from the more options button on the command bar at the top of the client.
  • You can now report feedback from the command bar of the client.
  • The Feedback option is now only shown if the Feedback Hub is available.
  • Ensured the update notification is not shown when notifications are disabled through policy.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some RDP files from launching.
  • Fixed a crash on startup of the client caused by corruption of some persistent settings.

Updates for version 1.2.431

Published: November 12, 2019

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • The 32-bit and ARM64 versions of the client are now available!
  • The client now saves any changes you make to the connection bar (such as its position, size, and pinned state) and applies those changes across sessions.
  • Updated gateway information and connection status dialogs.
  • Addressed an issue that caused two credentials to prompt at the same time while trying to connect after the Azure Active Directory token expired.
  • On Windows 7, users are now properly prompted for credentials if they had saved credentials when the server disallows it.
  • The Azure Active Directory prompt now appears in front of the connection window when reconnecting.
  • Items pinned to the taskbar are now updated during a feed refresh.
  • Improved scrolling on the Connection Center when using touch.
  • Removed the empty line from the resolution drop-down menu.
  • Removed unnecessary entries in Windows Credential Manager.
  • Desktop sessions are now properly sized when exiting full screen.
  • The RemoteApp disconnection dialog now appears in the foreground when you resume your session after entering sleep mode.
  • Addressed accessibility issues like keyboard navigation.

Updates for version 1.2.247

Published: September 17, 2019

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved the fallback languages for localized version. (For example, FR-CA will properly display in French instead of English.)
  • When removing a subscription, the client now properly removes the saved credentials from Credential Manager.
  • The client update process is now unattended once started and the client will relaunch once completed.
  • The client can now be used on Windows 10 in S mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the update process to fail for users with a space in their username.
  • Fixed a crash that happened when authenticating during a connection.
  • Fixed a crash that happened when closing the client.

Supported client versions

The following table lists the current versions available for the public and Insider releases. To enable Insider releases, see Enable Insider releases.

Release Latest version Download
Public 1.2.5326 Microsoft Store
Insider 1.2.5326 Download the public release, then Enable Insider releases and check for updates.

Updates for version 1.2.5326

Date published: March 19, 2024

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the RemoteApp window to appear stretched.
  • When users enter text into the email or URL field to search for a workspace while subscribing to a feed, screen readers now announce whether the client can find the workspace.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5255

Date published: March 11, 2024

Note

This version includes all the latest updates made in public build 1.2.5252 and Insider builds 1.2.5248 and 1.2.5126.

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Fixed an issue that caused connections to stop working when users tried to connect from a Private Network to Azure Virtual Desktop environment.

Updates for version 1.2.5254

Date published: March 6, 2024

Note

This version replaced 1.2.5252 and has the same release notes as version 1.2.5112.

Updates for version 1.2.5252

Date published: February 29, 2024

Note

This version was released as a Public version on March 5, 2024 but was replaced by version 1.2.5254 on March 6, 2024.

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Devices no longer go into idle mode when video playback is active.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5248

Date published: February 13, 2024

Note

This version was an Insiders version that was replaced by version 1.2.5252 and never released to Public. In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused artifacts to appear on the screen during RemoteApp sessions.
  • Fixed an issue where resizing the Teams video call window caused the client to temporarily stop responding.
  • Fixed an issue that made Teams calls echo after expanding a two-person call to meeting call.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5126

Published: January 24, 2024

Note

This version was an Insiders version that was replaced by version 1.2.5248 and never released to Public. In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the regression that caused a display issue when a user selects monitors for their session.
  • Made the following accessibility improvements:
    • Improved screen reader experience.
    • Greater contrast for background color of the connection bar remote commands drop-down menu.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.5112

Published: February 7, 2024

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the regression that caused a display issue when a user selects monitors for their session.

Updates for version 1.2.5105

Published: January 9, 2024

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed the CVE-2024-21307 security vulnerability.
  • Improved accessibility by making the Change the size of text and apps drop-down menu more visible in the High Contrast theme.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed a Teams issue that caused incoming videos to flicker green during meeting calls.

Note

This release was originally 1.2.5102 in Insiders, but we changed the Public version number to 1.2.5105 after adding the security improvements addressing CVE-2024-21307.

Updates for version 1.2.5018

Published: November 20, 2023

Note

We replaced this Insiders version with version 1.2.5102. As a result, version 1.2.5018 is no longer available for download.

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4763

Published: November 7, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added a link to the troubleshooting documentation to error messages to help users resolve minor issues without needing to contact Microsoft Support.
  • Improved the connection bar user interface (UI).
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to stop responding when a user tries to resize the client window during a Teams video call.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the client from loading more than 255 workspaces.
  • Fixed an authentication issue that allowed users to choose a different account whenever the client required more interaction.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4677

Published: October 17, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added new parameters for multiple monitor configuration when connecting to a remote resource using the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme.
  • Added support for the following languages: Czech (Czechia), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Korean (Korea), Portuguese (Portugal), Turkish (Türkiye).
  • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when using Teams Media Optimization.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Note

This Insiders release was originally version 1.2.4675, but we made a hotfix for the vulnerability known as CVE-2023-5217.

Updates for version 1.2.4583

Published: October 6, 2023

In this release, we've made the following change:

Updates for version 1.2.4582

Published: September 19, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue when using the default display settings and a change is made to the system display settings, where the bar does not show when hovering over top of screen after it is hidden.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Accessibility improvements:
    • Narrator now announces the view mode selector as "View combo box", instead of "Tile view combo box" or "List view combo box".
    • Narrator now focuses on and announces Learn more hyperlinks.
    • Keyboard focus is now set correctly when a warning dialog loads.
    • Tooltip for the close button on the About panel now dismisses when keyboard focus moves.
    • Keyboard focus is now properly displayed for certain drop-down selectors in the Settings panel for published desktops.

Note

This release was originally version 1.2.4577, but we made a hotfix after reports that connections to machines with watermarking policy enabled were failing. Version 1.2.4582, which fixes this issue, has replaced version 1.2.4577.

Updates for version 1.2.4487

Published: July 21, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the client doesn't auto-reconnect when the gateway WebSocket connection shuts down normally.

Updates for version 1.2.4485

Published: July 11, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Added a new RDP file property called allowed security protocols. This property restricts the list of security protocols the client can negotiate.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Accessibility improvements:
    • Narrator now describes the toggle button in the display settings side panel as toggle button instead of button.
    • Control types for text now correctly say that they're text and not custom.
    • Fixed an issue where Narrator didn't read the error message that appears after the user selects Delete.
    • Added heading-level description to Subscribe with URL.
  • Dialog improvements:
    • Updated file and URI launch dialog error handling messages to be more specific and user-friendly.
    • The client now displays an error message after unsuccessfully checking for updates instead of incorrectly notifying the user that the client is up to date.
    • Fixed an issue where, after having been automatically reconnected to the remote session, the connection information dialog gave inconsistent information about identity verification.

Updates for version 1.2.4419

Published: July 6, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • General improvements to Narrator experience.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the text in the message for subscribing to workspaces to be cut off when the user increases the text size.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to sometimes stop responding when attempting to start new connections.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4337

Published: June 13, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

Updates for version 1.2.4331

Published: June 6, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Improved connection bar resizing so that resizing the bar to its minimum width doesn't make its buttons disappear.
  • Fixed an application compatibility issue that affected preview versions of Windows.
  • Moved the identity verification method from the lock window message in the connection bar to the end of the connection info message.
  • Changed the error message that appears when the session host can't reach the authenticator to validate a user's credentials to be clearer.
  • Added a reconnect button to the disconnect message boxes that appear whenever the local PC goes into sleep mode or the session is locked.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4240

Published: May 16, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the connection bar remained visible on local sessions when the user changed their contrast themes.
  • Made minor changes to connection bar UI, including improved button sizing.
  • Fixed an issue where the client stopped responding if closed from the system tray.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.

Updates for version 1.2.4159

Published: May 9, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Redesigned the connection bar for session desktops.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to report misleading or incorrect ErrorCode 0x108 error logs.
  • Fixed an issue that made the client sometimes drop connections if doing something like using a Smart Card made the connection take a long time to start.
  • Fixed a bug where users aren't able to update the client if the client is installed with the flags ALLUSERS=2 and MSIINSTALLPERUSER=1
  • Fixed an issue that made the client disconnect and display error message 0x3000018 instead of showing a prompt to reconnect if the endpoint doesn't let users save their credentials.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2023-28267.
  • Fixed an issue that generated duplicate Activity IDs for unique connections.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Fixed an application compatibility issue for preview versions of Windows.

Updates for version 1.2.4066

Published: March 28, 2023

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • General improvements to Narrator experience.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the client to stop responding when disconnecting from the session early.
  • Fixed a bug that caused duplicate error messages to appear while connected to an Azure Active Directory-joined host using the new Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Auth protocol.
  • Fixed a bug that caused scale resolution options to not display in display settings for session desktops.
  • Disabled UPnP for non-Insiders customers after reports of connectivity issues.
  • Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
  • Updates to MMR for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Fixed an issue that caused multimedia redirection (MMR) for Azure Virtual Desktop to not load for the ARM64 version of the client.
  • Updates to Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop, including the following:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the application window sharing to freeze or show a black screen in scenarios with Topmost window occlusions.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Teams media optimizations for Azure Virtual Desktop to not load for the ARM64 version of the client.

Latest client versions

The following table lists the current version available for the public release:

Release Latest version Download
Public 10.2.3012 Microsoft Store

Updates for version 10.2.3012

Published: June 12, 2023

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Updated Store description to mention the end of Azure Virtual Desktop support.
  • Fixed the vulnerability known as CVE-2023-28290.

Updates for version 10.2.3000

Published: March 6, 2023

There are no changes to the client in this release.

Updates for version 10.2.1810

Published: March 29, 2021

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused crashes during clipboard scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue that happened when using the client with HoloLens.
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen wasn't appearing in the remote session.
  • Fixed issues that happened when the client tried to connect to devices with the “Always prompt for password upon connection” group policy set.
  • Added several stability improvements to the client.

Updates for version 10.2.1534

Published: August 26, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Rewrote the client to use the same underlying RDP core engine as the iOS, macOS, and Android clients.
  • Added support for the Azure Resource Manager-integrated version of Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Added support for x64 and ARM64.
  • Updated the side panel design to full screen.
  • Added support for light and dark modes.
  • Added functionality to subscribe and connect to sovereign cloud deployments.
  • Added functionality to enable backup and restore of workspaces (bookmarks) in release to manufacturing (RTM).
  • Updated functionality to use existing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tokens during the subscription process to reduce the number of times users must sign in.
  • Updated subscription can now detect whether you're using Azure Virtual Desktop or Azure Virtual Desktop (classic).
  • Fixed issue with copying files to remote PCs.
  • Fixed commonly reported accessibility issues with buttons.
  • A limit of up to 20 credentials per app is allowed.

Updates for version 10.1.1215

Published: April 20, 2020

In this release, we've made the following change:

  • Updated the user agent string for Azure Virtual Desktop.

Updates for version 10.1.1195

Published: March 6, 2020

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Audio from the session now continues to play even when the app is minimized or in the background.
  • Fixed an issue where the toggle keys (caps lock, num lock, and so on) went out of sync between the local and remote PCs.
  • Performance improvements on 64-bit devices.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred whenever the app was suspended.

Updates for version 10.1.1107

Published: September 4, 2019

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • You can now copy files between local and remote PCs.
  • You can now use your email address to access remote resources (if enabled by your admin).
  • You can now change user account assignments for remote resource feeds.
  • The app now shows the proper icon for .rdp files assigned to this app in File Explorer instead of a blank default icon.

Updates for version 10.1.1098

Published: March 15, 2019

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • You can now set a display name for user accounts so you can save the same username with different passwords.
  • It's now possible to select an existing user account when adding Remote Resources.
  • Fixed an issue where the client wasn't terminating correctly.
  • The client now properly handles being suspended when secondary windows are open.
  • Additional bug fixes.

Updates for version 10.1.1088

Published: November 6, 2018

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Connection display name is now more discoverable.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the client window while a connection is still active.
  • Fix a hang when reconnecting after the client is minimized.
  • Allow desktops to be dragged anywhere in a group.
  • Ensure launching a connection from the jump list results in a separate window when needed.
  • Additional bug fixes.

Updates for version 10.1.1060

Published: September 14, 2018

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Addressed an issue where double-clicking a desktop connection caused two sessions to be launched.
  • Fixed a crash when switching between virtual desktops locally.
  • Moving a session to a different monitor now also updates the session scale factor.
  • Handle additional system keys like AltGr.
  • Additional bug fixes.

Updates for version 10.1.1046

Published: June 20, 2018

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Bug fixes.

Updates for version 10.1.1042

Published: April 2, 2018

In this release, we've made the following changes:

  • Updates to address CredSSP encryption oracle remediation described in CVE-2018-0886.
  • Additional bug fixes.