I guess the title just about says it all. And yes, .\, not that obsolete \. thing. :) For those who don't know, .\ is a shorthand way of saying "this computer"*see "footnote" in Windows at a logon ...
Having been downvoted 4 times for answering in http://serverfault.com/questions/169149/has-windows-xp-support-multiple-remote-login-session-rdp-at-a-time/169153#169153 that Windows XP supports ...