How to Enable Remote Desktop Remotely

This tutorial is for network administrators who use the Remote Desktop option for remote support. If Remote Desktop has been disabled on the remote computer, you can enable it remotely (as long as you have administrator rights on the remote computer). Read on to find out how.


1. Run Regedit.

2. Select File | Connect Network Registry.

3. Enter the name of the remote computer, and select Check Names.

4. Go to hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server\FdenyTSConnection=1.

5. Change the FdenyTSConnection to 0.

Now, you should be able to connect to the remote computer using Remote Desktop.

 

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  • surely this is a security risk?

    • Gundermanc

      No. It is not a security risk because it only works if:
      * you know the IP address of the target computer
      * you have ADMINISTRATIVE login credentials

  • This is mind blowing solution to Remotely Enable Remote Desktop. I have tried it & got success.

    Many many thanks to you.

    Pradeep Kumar Raymohapatra (lntinfotech,Mumbai)

  • pczafer

    hi
    i used the recipe below and able to access host via remote desktop connection. but when i connected to host, host did not locked the screen so people ould see other side what i`m doing, i tink its not very secure.
    So how can i enable the host locking the screen when i connected the host via remote desktop??

  • pczafer

    hi
    i used the recipe below and able to access host via remote desktop connection. but when i connected to host, host did not locked the screen so people ould see other side what i`m doing, i tink its not very secure.
    So how can i enable the host locking the screen when i connected the host via remote desktop??

  • ubecool

    btw, if you cannot access the registry remotely you can remotely start the service for the the Remote-Edit of the registry with

    mmc compmgmt.msc “nameOfThePC”

    When the service has been started on the target machine the registry can be edited remotely.

  • Jeffrey_Cross

    until step 3 its OK but at step 4 i cannot expand HKLM

  • Pinky

    Its a leora-ka-bal solution.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!