How to change RDP Port Number of Remote Desktop

The Remote Desktop Port Number can be changed using the tweaks done in the registry or using the firewall rules. Now i will show you how to use the registry to change RDP port number for the remote desktop. To execute this settings you must be a administrator or you must be a member of the administrator. Otherwise you must have the permission to modify the Registry settings. No other user can change RDP port number if the above mentioned credentials fails.

Registry Settings :

  • Open the Run Dialog box and type “regedit” and hit enter.
  • Then the Registry editior will open, the you need to go to the below mentioned registry path.
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Locate the Path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal ServerWinStationsRDP-Tcp
  • There you need to find the string “Port Number” after that double click the string and change the port number whatever you want.


RDP1After changing the port number you can restart the system to update the changes made, after that you can use the RDP port number what you have changed.]

Microsoft Fixit :

Microsoft ha also released a fixit tool for you to change the default RDP port number. Instead of using the registry settings to change RDP Port number, you can use the fixit tool change RDP port number. It was available for download form the Microsoft Fixit Website or you can download it from here.

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Download Change RDP Port Number Tool

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This Settings applies to Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, WIndows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

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