Running "Remote Desktop Connection" Using RDP

This section provides a tutorial example on how to run 'Remote Desktop Connection' program to connect to a remote Windows system using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol).

What Is RDP? RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) is communication protocol developed by Microsoft to allow a client system to connect to a Windows system remotely with graphical user interface. Once it's connected, the remote Windows system will be presented as remote desktop on the client system.

If the client system is a Windows system, you can run the "Remote Desktop Connection" program to connect and login to a remote Windows system using RDP:

1. Start "Remote Desktop Connection" program with the "mstsc" command.

2. Enter the hose name or IP address of the remote Windows system. For example, "dbserver.company.com".

3. Click "Connect". "Remote Desktop Connection" program will try to login with the same login name and password that you are using on the client to automatically login to the remote system.

4. If the login fails, it will display the Windows Security screen.

5. Click "Use another account". And enter login name and password combination that is valid on the remote Windows system.

6. Click "OK". The remote desktop screen will be displayed.

Remote Desktop Connection Using RDP
Remote Desktop Connection Using RDP

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 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

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