This news came in my email this morning:
We heard a lot of feedback from customers about the need for the Remote Desktop Connection client 6.1 to be made available as a standalone install for Windows XP SP2 to ease deployments of Windows 2008 Terminal Services.
In response to this feedback, we have released the Remote Desktop Connection client (RDC 6.1) for Windows XP SP2 on x86 platforms.
You can download RDC6.1 for Windows XP SP2 from the Microsoft Download Center (KB 952155) for the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese – Portugal, Portuguese – Brazil, Russian, Spanish – Spain, Swedish, Turkish.
We have also released the MUI package for RDC6.1 on Windows XP SP2 from the Microsoft Download Center (KB 952230).
These are some of the supported features of Remote Desktop Client 6.1 for Windows XP SP2:
Please review the complete list of features and details about RDC6.1 for Windows XP SP2 in this Knowledge Base article.
RDC6.1 is now available on the following platforms:
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista SP1
Windows XP SP3
Windows XP SP2 (KB 952155)