1 Introduction

The Remote Assistance Initiation Protocol is a set of Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) interfaces, as specified in [MS-DCOM], for initiating a Remote Assistance connection to another computer in a domain. The Remote Assistance Initiation Protocol allows an authorized expert to start Remote Assistance on a remote novice computer to retrieve data that is required to make a Remote Assistance connection from the expert computer to the novice computer.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.