Enabling Remote Desktop Remotely

One of the most annoying things in the world (ok,I may be exaggerating a bit),
is to install a new server and forget to enable remote desktop (extra points for a
remote site).

If this happens you can either use some type of IPKVM to connect to the server and
enable remote desktop or, with some Registry editing, you can enable it remotely.

  1. Open the registry editor (Start>Run>REGEDIT)
  2. File>Network Registry
  3. Enter the name of the computer you want to enable Remote Desktop on
  4. Navigate to: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server
  5. Edit (or create) fDenyTSConnection
  6. Set it’s value to 0
  7. Restart the remote system (shutdown -m \\remoteserver -r)
  8. Connect to the server after it starts…

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