.RDP File Extension

Remote Desktop Protocol File

When you double-click an RDP file, it launches the Remote Desktop Connection program. The RDP file connects you to remote computer. RDP files contain settings like IP address, username, password, and ...

General Information

Title RDP File Extension
Extension .rdp
Full Form Remote Desktop Protocol File
File Type Configuration File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/x-rdp

File Function

Primary Function Store settings
Additional Functions Enable remote connections
Features Configurable, Encodable

File Characteristics

Quality Text-based
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Remote Administration Yes
Remote Work Yes
IT Support Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Interception, Unauthorized access
Best Practices Strong passwords, Network Level Authentication (NLA)

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Protocol Version RDP 10.7, Windows 10 20H2

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .msrcincident, .pssc

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Remote Desktop Connection Included with OS Windows
FreeRDP Free Windows, Mac, Linux
rdesktop Free Unix-based