Remote Desktop

The term “remote desktop” is used in a variety of ways, but it is most often used to describe a form of client-side software. This software allows a client device to access a full Windows-based desktop (OS, desktop applications, user settings and preferences, etc.) or an individual application (see RemoteApp) hosted on a different (“remote”) device, typically a server (server-based desktop) or the user’s own Windows PC (see remote use rights). In this context, sometimes the longer phrases “remote desktop connection,” “remote desktop client,” and “remote desktop app” are used.

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