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Definition: RDP

(Remote Desktop Protocol) An input/output presentation protocol from Microsoft that governs the keyboard, mouse and screen formatting between clients and servers in a thin client environment. Based on the T.share protocol, RDP is used by Microsoft's Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services to provide thin client, centralized architecture for the datacenter. In addition to PCs, dedicated terminals are also available that run RDP. See thin client, Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services.