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September 12, 2016updated 10 Jan 2017 2:43pm

What is RDP?

Learn about RDP and the uses for your software server.

By Hannah Williams

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary communications protocol developed by Microsoft for Windows-based applications running on a server.

The protocol provides users with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network connection. It allows network administrators to remotely diagnose and resolve problems encountered by individual subscribers.

In order for the system to work accurately, the other computer must run the Remote Desktop Protocol server software.

Want to know who the protocol was invented by? Click next page.

The official RDP client software offered by Microsoft is Remote Desktop Connection, although clients are available for most operating systems. Linux, Unix, OS X, iOS and Android can all be served by RDP clients.

The main basic properties of RDP include 128-bit encryption, 32-bit colour support, File System Redirection and Printer Redirection, among others.

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