Remote Desktop Protocol

Remote Desktop Protocol

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol that has been specifically developed by Microsoft designers and provides a graphical interface for users to connect to other computers through a network connection. This is all intended, users must use RDP client software with other computers must run RDP server software. Clients are available for most versions of Microsoft Windows (including Windows Mobile), Linux, Unix, macOS, iOS, Android and other operating systems. 

The RDP server is included in the Windows operating system; RDP servers for Unix and OS X are also available. By default, the server lists TCP ports 3389 and UDP ports 3389. Microsoft currently calls the official RDP client software Remote Desktop Connection, which was previously called "Terminal Services Client."


Each version of Microsoft Windows for Windows XP systems and similar systems is included in the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client ("Terminal Services") (mstsc.exe), which is installed by the operating system or the version specified by the latest Windows Service. Terminal Service Server, Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows Home Server, Basic Windows XP, Windows Vista Ultimate version which is supported as the official default feature for all versions of the Windows Vista System. 

Companies and Companies, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Professional and newer. Microsoft provides clients that need to connect to newer RDP versions for low-level operating systems. Because the server upgrades are not available at lower levels, the features offered with each new version of RDP connect to a higher version of this older operating system when connecting to an older version of an RDP server, while longer operation when using an RDP server in the system

Remote Desktop Protocol Version 4.0

Based on the ITU-T T.128 application sharing protocol (also known as "T.share") by the T.120 recommendation series, the first version of RDP (version 4.0) was introduced by Microsoft along with "Terminal Services". Windows NT 4.0 Server, Terminal Server Edition, based on Citrix MultiWin technology, based on Citrix MultiWin technology previously provided as part of Citrix WinFrame on Windows NT 3.51 and supporting multiple users at the same time and providing logon sessions simultaneously NT 4.0. 

MultiWin technology to Microsoft later continued to offer its own terminal service products called Citrix MetaFrame above Windows NT 4.0. Citrix DLLs in Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Services Edition still replace Microsoft copyright Citrix copyright is shared with Windows, then you need to share the technology shared directly. The T.128 application was taken by Microsoft from UK software developer Data Connection Limited.

Remote Desktop Protocol Version 5.0

This release was released with Windows 2000 Server, supported a number of features including printing to local printers, and aimed to increase network bandwidth usage.

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Remote Desktop Protocol Version 5.1

This version was introduced with Windows XP Professional and added 24-bit color and audio support. Clients are available for Windows 2000, Windows 9x, Windows NT 4.0. In this release, the client name has been changed from Terminal Services Client to Remote Desktop Connection; However, because the inheritance remains to this day, the underlying executable file is still called mstsc.exe.

Remote Desktop Protocol Version 5.2

This release is included with Windows Server 2003, including console mode connections, session directories, and support for local resource mapping. It also introduced Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 for server authentication and to encrypt terminal server communication.

Remote Desktop Protocol Version 6.0

Client Version 6.0 is available for Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1 / SP2 (x86 and x64 editions), and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Macintosh OS X is also available with support for Intel and PowerPC Mac OS version 10.4.9 and later. Server 2012 can support RDC 6.0 or later.

Remote Desktop Protocol Version 6.1

This release was released in February 2008 and ships with Windows Vista 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Customers come with Windows XP SP3. [10] In addition to changes to how remote administrators connect to "consoles", this version has new functionality in Windows Server 2008, such as a new client-side printer migration system that remotely connects to programs and makes client printing capabilities available. , without having to install drivers to print to the server.

Remote Desktop Protocol Version 7.0

This release was released in July 2009 and included in Windows 7 with Windows Server 2008 R2. With this release, it has changed from Terminal Services to Remote Desktop Services. This version is equipped with new system functions, such as Windows Media Player redirects, two-sided audio, multi-monitor support, Aero glass support, cool bitmap acceleration, Print Easy orientation, or the placement of the Language Bar side. The RDP 7.0 client is available from Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / SP2 to KB969084. The RDP 6.1 client and the RDP 7.0 client are not supported on Windows Server 2003 x86 and Windows Server 2003 / Windows XP Professional x64 versions. 

The RDP 7.0 client does not support connection to terminal servers running Windows 2000 Server. Most RDP 7.0 features, including remote use of Aero cam, two-way audio, Windows Media Player redirection, multi-monitor support, and Easy Print Remote Desktop, are only available by Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate. SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1. Added RemoteFX function.