Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
Definition - What does Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) mean?
RDP supports up to 64,000 separate data channels with a provision for multipoint transmission.
Techopedia explains Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
RDP provides support for the following services:
- Mouse and user keyboard data encryption
- Audio, printer, port and file redirection
- Clipboard sharing between a remote server and a local client
- Remote desktop applications run on client machines using a remote desktop connection
- Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which provides RDP functionality via Windows 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
RDP is also implemented on non-Microsoft platforms. For example, "rdesktop" is a command line client used on Unix and Linux platforms.