Remote desktop server 2008

amanzoor
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Hi there,
Running many server 2008 ent edition, wondering how/where to change the port for remote desktop from 3389 to some other port, how and where? this will help me exclude many internal users even seeing the remote desktop console.
Note: I am using remote desktop for managing server on my internal LAN.  Most of these servers do not run TSWeb access.
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From: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306759

    Start Registry Editor.
    Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
    On the Edit menu, click Modify, and then click Decimal.
    Type the new port number, and then click OK.
    Quit Registry Editor.
    Restart the computer.
In order to keep track of the port changes I use the last octet of the IP address to help determine the RDP port number.

IP .25  RDP port 3325 and so on.

Commented:
I RDP to 60 or more servers using mRemote, which allows you to configure all kinds of things including different ports.
http://www.mremote.org/wiki/
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Commented:
Thanks Austin,
I will make the changes on the computers.

pjam:
Does mRemote program has the capability of changing the internal ports on the servers?
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Commented:
No that is just for the client

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