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Update HTML 5 Remote Desktop Web Client

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The HTML 5 Remote Desktop Web Client for Windows RDS Deployments is regularly updated by Microsoft. However, the HTML 5 Web Client updates are not available through Windows Updates and have to be manually installed.

To see the latest release notes for the Latest HTML 5 Remote Desktop Client please visit:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/web-client-whatsnew

Once you have installed the HTML 5 Web Client it is important that it is regularly updated following your patching policy.

To update the HTML 5 Web Client:

1. Open a PowerShell console as Administrator (Right-click run as Administrator) on the Server running the RD Web Access role. Run the command below which will download the latest available version of the web client.

Install-RDWebClientPackage

2. Now that the latest web client has been downloaded. It can be published by running the command below which will replace the client for all users.

Publish-RDWebClientPackage -Type Production -Latest
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What version of Windows 10 do I have?

Windows 10 Start Menu Settings

Windows 10 was first released in July 2015. Since then Microsoft has released numerous major updates. But how do you know what version you are on?

To find out what version of Windows 10 you have installed, Navigate to the Start Menu and then select the Settings icon.

Windows 10 Start Menu Settings

Once in Settings, select “System” and then select “About”. Under the Windows specifications heading it will display the Edition and Version of Windows 10 you have installed.

How to check what version of Windows 10 you have

Currently, at the time of writing, Windows 10 20H2 is the latest version of Windows 10. If you are using a version of Windows 10 that has passed the Support End Date. (Please see table below).

It is strongly recommended to backup your device/data and perform an upgrade to ensure that you receive the latest software and security enhancements. If you have a genuine version of Windows 10 the upgrade is free and can be completed by using the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, which is available to download from:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

VersionSupport End Date
20H210/05/2022
200414/12/2021
190911/05/2021
190308/12/2020
180910/11/2020
180312/11/2019
170909/04/2019
170309/10/2018
160710/04/2018
151110/10/2017
150709/05/2017
The dates above only apply to Home and Pro editions of Windows.
Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-GB/lifecycle/products/windows-10-home-and-pro

If you have an Education or Enterprise edition of Windows and would like to confirm the support date, please visit:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-GB/lifecycle/products/windows-10-enterprise-and-education