Understanding RDP

The Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) provides the ability to remotely manage Windows-based machines over a network connection. RDP capabilities are supported in Security Controls, enabling you to use stored machine credentials to quickly connect the Security Controls console to a target machine. With Remote Desktop you can access the target machine's programs, files, and resources as if you were physically sitting in front of the machine. For a complete list of the features of Remote Desktop, please visit any number of sites on the Web.

For information on using the Remote Desktop feature, see the following topics: