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1 Introduction

The Remote Desktop Protocol: Desktop Composition Virtual Channel Extension enables a remote display client to replicate the functionality of the Desktop Window Manager (DWM)[MSDN-DWM] across a network boundary. The actual composition of the desktop and the protocol governing it are specified in [MS-RDPBCGR] and [MS-RDPEGDI]. This composition is driven by the Remote Desktop Protocol: Composited Remoting 2 protocol [MS-RDPCR2].

This protocol specification describes the communication that occurs between a compose desktop mediator and a surface manager proxy.

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.

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