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WIndows 7 Professional Allows Remote Desktop Connection

Posted on 2011-09-02
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  I was monitoring port usage on my Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) workstation today and noticed it was listening on port 3389. I went in to System Properties and clicked on the Remote tab and much to my suprise Allow Connections from any Remote Desktop was checked. The problem is that it is checked but greyed-out. This usually indicates that it is set in either a local or domain (SBS 2011) GPO. That kind of suprised me even more because all the GPO's are pretty much factory default.

   I can't find the GPO. ANyone have any idea where it is?

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by:Steve Gould
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Have a look at this article which explains how to access the policy and turn the option off:-

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rdenable.htm
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Just a quick update to that (because I realise it's for an old OS), in the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), you'll need to be looking for:-

Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Connections

Set the value of "Allow users to connect remotely using Remote Desktop Services" to Disabled.

Exit the editor and reboot.
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Thanks Steve. That did the trick.
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Good job, glad I could help.
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