Today's topic for discussion - Remote Desktop Connection Architecture. The Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 client is comprised of the following four functional layers containing individual objects that interact through a common set of core components. The function layers that make up RDC Architecture are:
- Shell Layer
- ActiveX Layer
- Core Layer
- Transport Layer
The following diagram illustrates the relationship between the components of the RDC client application - we will go over each of them briefly:
The shell layer uses the interfaces exposed by the ActiveX layer to provide the Remote Desktop Connection Client (MSTSC.EXE), a web based shell (TSWeb), the Remote Desktops MMC snap-in (TSMMC.MSC) and Remote Assistance (MSRA.EXE).