How to Reinstall RDP

RDP is short for the Remote Desktop Protocol. On Windows 7 (and later) operating systems, RDP is another name for the Remote Desktop Connection. It provides remote display and input capabilities for network connections, according to the Microsoft website. RDP supports various networks and LAN protocols. This means that you can access files and programs through any computer that has Internet access and Windows operating system. If you recently uninstalled RDP, you can reinstall it directly through your computer. You no longer need to download the software.

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Click “Start.” Right-click on “Computer.” Select “Properties.”

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Select the “Remote Desktop” tab. Click “Advanced.” Select “Allow” whether you have an older version or the latest version of RDP installed on your computer.

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Select “OK.” Close out of your windows. Restart your computer. RDP will now reinstall itself.