Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
The Remote Desktop Protocol or RDP is one of the protocols that were originally introduced by Microsoft. It is an independent computing architecture (ICA) protocol. The main objective of this protocol is to securely transfer application data and perform encryption between the client user, virtual network server and devices. It adds a graphical interface to the desktop of another computer. It provides remote accessing for windows client and is compatible with different types of LAN protocols. It supports nearly 64000 separate data channels for multipoint transmission.
The transfer of data between clients and server, initialization of connections and negotiations are the major functionalities of RDP. It also supports user/mouse keyboard data encryption, clipboard sharing between a local client and remote server, audio/printer file redirection and remote desktop services. The latest version of RDP support multiple monitor support, windows media player (WMP) redirection, Aero glassremoting , windows presentation foundation WPF) application.
In Microsoft windows, RDP server are already built-in and the sever listen on TCP port 3389 and UDP port 3389. Microsoft window also provide official RDP client software known as Remote Desktop Client. The user can set up and configure the remote desktop connection from windows operating system by taking the steps below.
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