How to enable Remote Desktop remotely using registry

To enabling Remote Desktop using regedit, follow these steps:

  1. Run REGEDIT from Start>Run
  2. Click on File, then select Connect Network Registry (ensure that remote registry service is running on remote system)
  3. Type the remote computer IP or host name in the Enter the object name to select and the click OK
  4. If you don’t have permission to access the remote computer, the logon screen will show up. Type the username and password for the remote computer. Then click OK.
  5.  Now, the remote computer is listed in the Registry Editor.
  6. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server, in the right panel, select fDenyTSConnection (REG_DWORD). Change the value data from 1 (Remote Desktop disabled) to 0 (Remote Desktop enabled).
  7. Close the registry
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3 thoughts on “How to enable Remote Desktop remotely using registry

  1. 4.If you don't have permission to access the remote computer, the logon screen will show up. Type the username and password for the remote computer. Then click OK.

    What is username and password for the remote computer?

    Reply
  2. Hi Anonymous,

    Username & Password would be Administrator account and password of that computer. If you're not having administrator access/credentials of remote computer, you'll not be able to manage the host remotely.

    Regards,
    Uma

    Reply

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