This protocol can be used to remotely perform tasks on a computer on a network, including:
Gathering information, such as the number of enabled transport protocols and the number of currently logged-on users.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.