If a user decides to disconnect the session, the processes and all virtual memory space remain and are paged off to the physical disk if memory is required for other processes. Because the Terminal Server keeps a mapping of domain/user names and SessionIDs, when the same user reconnects, the existing session is loaded and made available again. An additional benefit of RDP is that of being able to change session screen resolutions, depending on what the user requests for the session. For example, let’s say a user had previously connected to a Terminal Server session at 800 x 600 resolution and disconnected. If the user then moves to a different computer that only supports 640 x 480 resolution and reconnects to the existing session, the desktop is redrawn to support the new resolution.
With version , if the Desktop Experience component is plugged into the remote server, remote application user interface elements (., application windows borders, Maximize, Minimize, and Close buttons etc.) will take on the same appearance of local applications. In this scenario, the remote applications will use the Aero theme if the user connects to the server from a Windows Vista machine running Aero.  Later versions of the protocol also support rendering the UI in full 32-bit color, as well as resource redirection for printers, COM ports, disk drives, mice and keyboards. With resource redirection, remote applications can use the resources of the local computer. Audio is also redirected, so that any sounds generated by a remote application are played back at the client system.   Moreover, a remote session can also span multiple monitors at the client system, independent of the multi-monitor settings at the server. RDC can also be used to connect to Windows Media Center (WMC) remote sessions; however, since WMC does not stream video using RDP, only the applications can be viewed this way, not any media.