The Terminal Services Team blog recently announced the availability of Remote Desktop Connection (RDC aka RDP client) 6.1 standalone install for Windows XP SP2. Previously this component was available from Microsoft only as part of Vista SP1 or XP SP3. To obtain RDC 6.1 you will need to visit the Microsoft Download Center and download the installer, which you will then need to deploy to all the relevant systems.
In my opinion there is a much easier method to deploy RDC 6.1: simply install PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008. One of PowerTerm WebConnect’s features is its ability to deploy RDC 6.1 to its clients. The advantages of using PowerTerm WebConnect for this purpose include:
Obviously the distribution of RDC 6.1 by PowerTerm WebConnect can be disabled by the administrator for all users, or for particular groups of users.