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The Complete Guide to the Remote Desktop Protocol

Remote desktop connection iconThe Remote Desktop Protocol (or RDP) was created by Microsoft to provide a means of interacting with a remote PC or server. It is the protocol behind the Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance tools in recent versions of Windows, and it allows a user to work with a computer over a network and the internet almost as if they were sitting directly at the local machine.

There are a number of 3rd party implementations of the Remote Desktop Protocol available for platforms like Linux and MacOS.

This guide provides tips on setting up and connecting to a remote desktop in order to provide remote support or administration.

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