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  1. Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for iOS to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are. GET STARTED Configure your PC for remote access using the information at https://aka.ms/rdsetup.
  2. The Remote Desktop Windows Store app has been optimized for tablet devices with a simple-to-use, intuitive, and touch-friendly user interface (UI).

Applies to: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2

Mar 27, 2018 MacAdmins asked and Microsoft answered: Microsoft Remote Desktop is now available standalone, outside of the Mac App Store. With the release of 10.1.6 today Microsoft Remote Desktop is now available as a standalone installer, perfect for MacAdmins to distribute as they do other packages without needing users to deal with the Mac App Store. Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are. GET STARTED Configure your PC for remote access using the information at https://aka.ms/rdsetup.

We're often asked how the different Remote Desktop clients compare to each other. Do they all do the same thing? Here are the answers to those questions.

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Redirection support

The following tables compare support for device and other redirections across the different clients. These tables cover the redirections that you can access once in a remote session.

If you remote into your personal desktop, there are additional redirections that you can configure in the Additional Settings for the session. If your remote desktop or apps are managed by your organization, your admin can enable or disable redirections through Group Policy settings or RDP properties.

Input redirection

RedirectionWindows Inbox
(MSTSC)
Windows Desktop
(MSRDC)
Microsoft Store client
(URDC)
AndroidiOSmacOSWeb client
KeyboardXXXXXXX
MouseXXXXX*XX
TouchXXXXXX (except IE)
PenXXX (as touch)X (as touch)

*View the list of supported input devices for the Remote Desktop iOS client.

Port redirection

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RedirectionWindows Inbox
(MSTSC)
Windows Desktop
(MSRDC)
Microsoft Store client
(URDC)
AndroidiOSmacOSWeb client
Serial portXX
USBXX

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When you enable USB port redirection, any USB devices attached to the USB port are automatically recognized in the remote session.

Other redirection (devices, etc.)

RedirectionWindows Inbox
(MSTSC)
Windows Desktop
(MSRDC)
Microsoft Store client
(URDC)
AndroidiOSmacOSWeb client
CamerasXXXX
ClipboardXXXTextText, imagesXtext
Local drive/storageXXXXX
LocationXX
MicrophonesXXXXXX
PrintersXXX (CUPS only)PDF print
ScannersXX
Smart CardsXXX (Windows logon not supported)
SpeakersXXXXXXX (except IE)
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*For printer redirection - the macOS app supports the Publisher Imagesetter printer driver by default. They do not support redirecting native printer drivers.

Other resources

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If you're looking for feature comparisons, check out Compare the clients: features.