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1 Introduction

The Remote Desktop Protocol: Graphics Pipeline Extension applies to the Remote Desktop Protocol: Basic Connectivity and Graphics Remoting, as specified in [MS-RDPBCGR] sections 1 to 5. The graphics protocol specified in section 2.2 is used to efficiently encode graphics display data generated in a session associated with a remote user on a terminal server so that the data can be sent on the wire, received, decoded, and rendered by a compatible client. The net effect is that a desktop or application running on a remote terminal server will appear to a user as if it is running locally.

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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