I would appreciate assistance to make my question acceptable to this site, but it has been downvoted twice and my comment asking for guidance was deleted. I have tried to add some background that makes it clear how a power user would find the question acceptable.

I also note 32 questions about Remmina which makes my question on topic. If I should ask this question in another site, would someone provides me some guidance?

  • Unclear why this happened. I made some edits on your question to make it a bit clearer. The only thing I notice its you are asking about Windows 10 but then reference a question about Windows Server 2012. What is the connection? Do you believe that a Windows Server 2012 requirement would apply to Windows 10? Aug 20, 2020 at 18:06
  • FWIW, Remmina used FreeRDP and it seems that its was developed around the time that RDP 6.0/7.0 specs were announced. Aug 20, 2020 at 18:16
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    @Giacomo1968 The Windows Server 2012 reference is to show what research I have done, and to show concern that a minimum RDP protocol level is needed to connect to Windows 10. I edited the question again to clarify. I hope that someone familiar with Remmina/FreeRDP can provide a fact-based reference to the highest protocol level it supports in their latest version of the software. Aug 20, 2020 at 19:15
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    Also, I donated a 50 rep point bounty to get the question more attention. The downvotes still make no sense, but your question deserves an answer… If one clearly exists of course! Aug 21, 2020 at 16:15
  • @Giacomo1968 Thanks. I read the freerdp history link you provided which is very helpful. I also look at the Microsoft repo of RDP spec and realize how complex the whole spec are, consisting of many sub protocols for different capabilities. So a straightforward answer may not be possible, but instead the answer can point to freerdp developer statement of what capabilities have been implemented in a particular freerdp version. Aug 21, 2020 at 17:42

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Just posting an actual answer to this:

I my humble opinion, it makes utterly no sense why this question was downvoted so quickly out of the gate by multiple people. Checking the documentation for FreeRDP — which is what Remmina uses for RDP connections — I see no clear compatibility version statement.

So what I decided to do is upvote the question, edit it a bit for clarity — even though it was fairly clear beforehand — and then donate 50+ bounty to get some attention for the question.

The end result is — as of this post — the question has been upvoted into the positive territory and three answers were posted; each providing some nice and substantial details.

Sometimes these sites seem frustrating when downvotes happen, but I am personally proud to say that I showed how being fair — and donating rep for a bounty — to draw attention really recovered this question. Not only does the original poster now have an answer, but — given the vagueness of the core RDP version question — this is an authoritative source for info on RDP version compatibility.

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    Most of the votes was due to the original revision. Only after the downvotes was the question improved
    – Ramhound
    Aug 30, 2020 at 13:40
  • @Ramhound The original question was basically one sentence and the same as the title, I have seen dozens of questions across Stack Exchange sites that fall into the same minimal format. So while it might be fair to request more details, I don’t think a flood of downvotes was appropriate. Aug 30, 2020 at 17:33
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    Those dozens of questions, arguably deserved downvotes, for the same reason as the original revision of the author’s question. It seems the question received downvotes, and it was improved, and now received upvotes.
    – Ramhound
    Aug 30, 2020 at 18:38
  • @Ramhound Okay, fair enough. Still happy how the system worked in this case. Aug 30, 2020 at 19:40

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