Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Remotely enable Remote Desktop on another computer

To remotely enable Remote Desktop on another computer,
1.

Login to a workstation with administrator credentials.

2.

Run the registry editor. Start\run\(regedit).

3.

Click on File menu.

Select the Connect Network Registry in the pull down menu.
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4.

Select a computer

Type the host name of the remote computer in the text box, or browse Active Directory to locate the remote server, or click on “Advanced” button to search for the remote computer. Click ok after the remote computer has been selected.
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5.

Select proper registry key

Navigate to the following registry key for the remote computer: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server
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6.

Edit registry

In the right pane, locate a REG_DWORD value named fDenyTSConnection. Double-click on fDenyTSConnection and change the value data from 1 (Remote Desktop disabled) to 0 (Remote Desktop enabled).
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7.

Connect to the remote machine

RDP is now enabled and you can connect to the remote machine.