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Changing the RDP operating port
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol, built into Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000 Server Editions runs on a default TCP/IP port of 3389. For security reasons, you may wish to change this.|
Please note: changing the RDP operating port will prevent the Remote Assistance feature from working correctly.
To change the RDP operating port:|
- Use a registry editing tool to navigate to the following key:
- Insert or change a value with the following details:
Data Type: DWORD
Value Name: PortNumber
Value: The number of the port you wish the RDP service to operate on, e.g. 12345
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Note: It is best to avoid any ports that are commonly used by other protocols. For help in doing this, see our TCP/IP port list.
Please note: All numeric values are shown in decimal notation.