Enable Remote Desktop Remotely

Written by Allen White on. Posted in SBS2008/2011, Server 2003, Server 2008, Terminal Services, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP


If you are on a pc or server and you need to connect to another pc you may use an application called remote desktop which is buily into windows ( MSTSC ). Now by default this is not enabled so if the pc you want to take over is off site or remote in another way then we need to find a way of enabling remote dekstop services remoteley. Read on.




1.) Run Regedit by click on start run or start and “Search programs and files”.

Then right click over computer and select connect to another computer. Enter the name of the other computer and connect. Then the registry for the other PC will appear.

2) Go to

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server

3) Change the value of key fDenyTSConnection (REG_DWORD) from 1 (Disabled) to 0 (Enabled)

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Allen White
Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

ITPS provides strategic IT consultancy, implementation, data centre provision and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery. If you require a consultation then please contact me via the contacts section or direct on 07931222991, add me on linkedin. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/allenwhiteconsultant0001

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