The other day, Microsoft released an update (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876) which installs the Remote Desktop Client 6.0 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. This is great news, except that it broke RD Tabs! Microsoft failed to inform me (like they care about me haha) that some of the calls RD Tabs makes to determine which version of RDP it is using doesn't return correct version data with the new client. It was an easy fix, but annoying to you guys who woke up to seeing RD Tabs complaining that the installation is corrupt! Worse, RD Tabs can't run "RD Tabs Update" since it can't even start. Sorry about that.
Anyway, RD Tabs 1.1 is now out! The main feature is that it is built off the Remote Desktop 6.0 library, but is also still backward compatible with versions 5.2 and 5.1 should you manually unregister the included 6.0 client and reinstall 5.2 or 5.1. It does not yet support all the fun new features of 6.0, like Remote Desktop Gateway, Network Authentication, and so on, but it will work with RDP 6.0 servers (or, at least, should). Additionally, I was able to add one new feature easily, which is the new maximum resolution allowed in RDP 6.0! You can now have screen sizes up to 4096x2048, instead of being constrained to 1600x1200. The idea is that you can create "pseudo" multiple monitor setups by stretching the client window across a couple monitors. Well, it's a good first attempt, anyway. Thanks, Microsoft.
Stay tuned to this website for RD Tabs 2.0, which will include a more full set of RDP 6.0 features, plus the UI enhancements and terminal server management features promised in previous posts!
RD Tabs 1.1.0 MSI Installer
RD Tabs 1.1.0 MSI Installer and Setup.EXE bootstrap in a zip file