Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary network communications protocol and designed to let PCs and devices running any OS to connect with each other. It is a popular client and server component and recommended over other network communication protocols like the virtual network computing. It operates in much similar to the remote controlled car or drone. However, RDPs the internet instead of the radio waves to communicate and control another machines. It is traditionally designed to assist remote users with device or computer problems as it facilitates remote connections.     

Understand the basics of the RDP

Users of the RDP can access a remote computer or virtual machine. They can have its desktop displayed on their computer and control the remote computer with their keyboard and mouse. They operate everything on the remote machine. Any computer from which the remote connection request initiates has to be running the RDP client software. The computer being accessed has to run the RDP server software and known as the remote desktop session host. 

In general, the Windows computer includes the remote desktop protocol server software and it can be accessible to the connection requests. Keep in mind that the remote desktop connection is the remote desktop protocol client software which is accessible to users of the computer Windows Pro and other modern versions. You have to upgrade your Windows Home to Windows Pro or any higher version to use the remote desktop connection. This is worthwhile to try other RDP client software and avoid expenses related to such upgrade.    

As an important client component of the Remote Desktop Services thin client architecture of the Microsoft, Remote Desktop Connections lets remote client machines to support the remote desktop protocol for connecting with the Windows and other computers running the remote desktop services. Other two components of the RDS are the Fast User Switching and Windows Remote Assistance. 

Advantages of the remote desktop protocol  

All beginners to the RDP are willing to know and make certain the main advantages of properly using the RDP within organizations. Some of these advantages are as follows.

  • Fast and easy deployment 
  • Improved security 
  • Reduced downtime
  • Lower costs
  • More devices 

All users of the remote desktop protocol can experience fast application and desktop deployment as such desktop or application installation on the client device is not needed. This is because the cloud serves all the desktops and applications and no compatibility issue. IT staff get the highest possible convenience to manage their devices and applications. They take advantage of the enhanced security of the resources and data. They ensure that their overall operations are performed within the network and prevent data from leaving their secure storage place in any unauthorized way. 

Secure cloud storage associated with the RDP minimizes the downtime especially in case of important device failures. Users of the resources linked with the RDP can use any device to access their virtual machines from anywhere in the world at any time. The overall computer resources are assigned to resources as per the demand. This approach reduces the expenses associated with ownership of resources and processing capacity to run and upgrade apps. Any Windows based app can be delivered to Android, iOS, and thin client device. Any user of the RDP can connect with the remote desktop with any device. 

Be conscious about the overall security       

Security of the remote desktop protocol is divided into two types namely standard security and enhanced security. The standard security uses the RC4 encryption algorithm of the RSA for encrypting the traffic between the client and server. Enhanced security uses the credential security support protocol, transport layer security protocol, radio data systems and TLS for enabling the network level authentication using the clients for authenticating the sessions within the server. 

All users of the RDP get 100% satisfaction from the enhanced security. They keep their RDP servers behind their firewall and reduce their vulnerability to outside attacks. They also use this method to reduce potential threats to existing authenticated users.  There are many suggestions about how to secure the RDP servers. You can enforce the rules need strong user password for locking every user out of their machines subsequent to a set number of failure login tries.