Change Remote Desktop Port in Windows® 7
What are the different ways to change Remote Desktop Port in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 from Microsoft offers top of the line features and functions that enables the users to meet with their needs and requirements. The Windows 7 is the latest of the Windows OS versions and shares some common features and functions. The Windows 7 OS is having a newly developed aero interface which offers a rich graphical environment along with highly useful functions that eases up the computing experience of every user. The high end networking options featured in the Windows 7 also includes remote desktop access which is an option that allows the users to access the desktop of a remote system connected over an accessible network. This features works by making use of a Remote Desktop Port (RDP) number which is assigned inside the computer by default and this number can be changed using the available options. Making good use of the available options and other supported third party applications under proper guidance will help the Windows 7 users to successfully change the remote desktop port number in your computer under minimal error and issues.
The following points discussed below will help the users to change the default Remote Desktop Port number in Windows 7:
- Use registry editor
- Change the port number
- Use third party applications
Use registry editor
The Windows 7 users who desire to change the default Remote Desktop Port number can make use of the registry editor utility in Windows 7 to do so. The Windows 7 users can access the registry editor in Windows 7 by entering the ‘regedit’ command in 'Run' Window. Entering the afore mentioned command in Run Windows will open up the registry editor tool in Windows 7 where the users can locate the default Remote Desktop Port assigned in the system. It is always advised that the users create a complete backup of the registry using the export option in Windows 7 registry editor. Doing so will help the users to reverse any harmful changes done in the registry during the process of changing the Remote Desktop Port number.
Change the port number
After accessing the system registry using the registry editor tool in Windows 7 the users should navigate to the entry where the Remote Desktop Port number is assigned by default. The users can find the registry entries regarding the remote desktop port in the following registry branch and sub keys 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SystemCurrent Control Set ControlTerminal ServerWin StationsRDP-TCP'. After navigating to the aforementioned registry sub key, the users should locate the ‘Port Number’ entry in the right view pane of the Windows 7 registry editor. Opening up the Port Number entry by selecting the ‘Modify’ option available in the right context menu of the selected entry will allow the users to modify the default Remote Desktop Port number in Windows 7. Entering the desired Remote Desktop Port number in the edit D-word window of the registry editor and restarting the system afterwards successfully change the default Remote Desktop Port number Windows 7.
Apart from the normal method of modifying the Remote Desktop Port number using the inbuilt registry editor tool in Windows 7. The users can also make use of different third party applications that provides a range of options for setting up and modifying the Remote Desktop Port number right from the application window without the need of opening up the system registry. RDP number changers and network administrator tools are some of the programs that allow the users to change the Remote Desktop Port number without even accessing the system registry.
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