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Rdp / December 27, 2016

This is the Run command window in Windows Server 2012


In this How-To, we will walk you through changing the RDP Port in Windows Server 2012.

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol that allows you to connect and control another computer via an existing network making it a remote connection. By default, Windows has assigned port 3389 as the default port to connect. To enable RDP on your Windows Server 2012, you can click here for more information.

This is the regedit command in Windows Server 2012Prerequisites

Connect to your server via Remote Desktop

On your keyboard hold down the Windows logo + R buttons which opens the “Run” dialog and execute the “cmd” command and click OK

Type “regedit” and click enter

This is the registry path to change the RDP Port in Windows 2012Navigate to the following Registry key

Find the “PortNumber” registry subkey and either right-click or double-click it. A box should pop that says “edit DWORD.” Find the value data (it should say 3389 for standard installations) and change it to the port that you would like. In this example, we chose port 1050.

Exit the registry editor

IMPORTANT: Before restarting your server, be sure that you have enabled your new RDP port on your Windows firewall. Take a look at our guide if you do not know how to add a custom firewall port “Adding a custom firewall rule.”

Restart your server

To access your server over the new port simply type in your IP followed by :PORT (YOUR.IP.ADD.RESS:PORT / 192.168.)