Monday, 25 September 2006

How to enable remote desktop.... Remotely!

I recently removed terminal services from my test server as I was through with it and the evaluation license was about to run out. When I tried to connect to my headless server using remote desktop I found that it was disabled by the removal of ts.

Thanks to a blog by cogent free knowledge I was able to enable remote desktop remotely.

Using regedt32, connect to the remote machines registry and change the following key from 1 (disabled) to 0 (enabled):
KEY: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer
DATA: fDenyTSConnections

No need to reboot, it works straight away.

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