1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols

The Remote Administration Protocol is implemented using the Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol. The data flow for the Remote Administration Protocol is identical to the data flow for the SMB Protocol, as specified in [MS-SMB].

A subset of the Remote Administration Protocol is used by the Common Internet File System (CIFS) Browser Protocol Specification [MS-BRWS].

A subset of the Remote Administration Protocol has been superseded by the Server Service Remote Protocol [MS-SRVS].

Enumeration of printer configuration information can also be done using the Print System Remote Protocol [MS-RPRN]. The Print System Remote Protocol provides richer semantics than the Remote Administration Protocol, and is the preferred access protocol for printer configuration. The Remote Administration Protocol will not be supported over Server Message Block Version 2.0 (SMB2) protocol. The Print System Remote Protocol will be supported over the SMB2 protocol.

The following figure shows the relationships among the Remote Administration Protocol and other protocols.

Relationships to other protocols

Figure 1: Relationships to other protocols

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