Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol
developed by Microsoft. RDP servers are built into Windows operating
systems. This technology is in MS Windows also known as Terminal
Services and the server is also called Terminal Server.
There are RDP server implementations also for Unix and OS X.
Testing over the RDP protocol was introduced by T-Plan Robot Enterprise v4.3:
The following configuration is required on the Robot host:
- The host running Robot must be MS Windows Vista or
newer. Future releases will also deliver support of OS X.
- The server (the System Under Test, SUT) may be any OS running
an RDP server.
- Find out whether Robot runs on a 32-bit or 64-bit Java under Help->About->System
RDP on Windows
RDP server is available in Windows Professional and Ultimate
editions. Though it is disabled in the Home editions it may be
enabled there using 3rd party tools such as the RDPWrap one.
The RDP server is off by default. To enable it follow the
RDP on other systems
On other systems you have to install an RDP server. Known
To connect to the RDP from a test script use the Connect command (TPR scripts) or
method (Java test scripts). The argument URL must be in form
For example, the following command/method call will connect you to
the local desktop using the Local Desktop connection:
TPR test scripts:
The URL may be also used together with the -c/--connect CLI option to
establish the connection on the Robot start up.