Allow your computer to be controlled remotely

To allow your computer to be controlled remotely by any computer running Microsoft Windows XP or later, you should use these steps:

  • Open System in Control Panel.
  • Click Remote settings.  * Click the Remote tab.
  • Click Enable Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Click Enable Allow this computer to be controlled remotely.

How to change the Terminal Server or Remote Desktop listening port

The port setting for Remote Desktop Services is found in the Windows Registry. In order to change this setting we will need to change the PortNumber value in the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

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