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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 [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.

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