The Remote Administration Protocol (RAP) is included in the Windows operating system for compatibility reasons to perform remote administrative functions such as share maintenance and printer maintenance on LAN Manager servers. In addition, the Common Internet File System (CIFS) Browser Protocol uses the Remote Administration Protocol to enumerate the servers on the network.
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 [RFC2119]. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but do not contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.