Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

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Which common Microsoft protocol allows Microsoft machine administration and operates over TCP port 3389?



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The correct answer is A. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

RDP is a protocol that allows a user to remotely access and control a Windows machine, essentially providing a graphical user interface (GUI) to the remote machine. It operates over TCP port 3389 by default, but can be configured to use a different port if necessary.

RDP is commonly used by system administrators to remotely manage Windows servers or workstations, as well as by end users to access their desktops remotely. It is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft and is included with most versions of Windows.

Desktop mirroring and desktop shadowing are not actual Microsoft protocols, but rather terms that describe similar functionality to RDP. Mirroring typically refers to the ability to view the same desktop on multiple devices simultaneously, while shadowing refers to the ability to remotely control a user's desktop without their input.

Tarantella Remote Desktop is a remote desktop solution developed by Tarantella, Inc. It is not a Microsoft protocol and is not commonly used in Windows environments.