What is RDP - All you need to know by Ericom

What is RDP?

RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) is a network communications protocol developed by Microsoft, which allows users to connect to another computer.
Remote desktop protocol is available for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.

Simplified: With Remote Desktop Protocol, one can connect to any computer that runs windows. Let’s say if you want to access your PC from a laptop or any other device, with RDP you can connect to the remote PC, view the same display and interact as if working on that machine locally.

Here are some examples of RDP uses:

When you travel for business or go on vacation, sometimes you will need access to your workplace computer. Using Remote Desktop Protocol makes it very easy for you to work from anywhere in the world.
Can’t go to the office today?
There are many reasons that could prevent you from going into the office. However, you still need to fulfill your daily tasks. With RDP, you can access your office computer from the comfort of your home.
Are you a system admin?
Remote Desktop Protocol allows you to perform administrative tasks such as PC tune up, computer troubleshooting, ID protection settings, software installation, printer set-up, email set-up, virus and spyware removal.
Need to give a demo?
You can easily use Remote Desktop Protocol for demonstrations of processes or software applications that are usually accessible only from your office. With RDP you can access the data from any private device.
Want to personalize your remote desktop?
You can customize many elements to create a personalized remote desktop experience including: resolution, screen settings, connection settings, start menu, toolbar, icons, and more.

Do you have more questions about RDP and how it applies to your specific case? Email our experts.

Learn why Microsoft Remote Desktop access (RDP) alone is not enough and find out more about Ericom’s variety of remote access products.

Watch this video for a quick explanation on remote access solutions

We hope you found this information useful. To learn more about RDP, visit w3schools.com.