Turn on RDC remotely (Pretty good tip from Spiceworks)

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I read this pretty good tip from Spiceworks and figured it would be good to include on the blog…

Full URL is here : http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/33687-remotely-enabling-rdp?utm_source=swemail&utm_medium=newsletterresource&utm_campaign=0806

Have you ever tried to remotely access someone else’s computer in your office, just to be shot down by a “can not connect” line? This is a quick tutorial on how to evade that little bugger, and enable remote access, remotely.

1.
The problem
Noticing you have the problem, would obviously have to be the first step. If you don’t have this problem, no need to fix it.

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2.
Open up Regedit
First real step is open up registry editor (start, run, regedit), and locate “Connect Network Registry…”

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3.
This is what will happen
Once that is opened, locate your offending PC, this is what it should look like when all is said and done.

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4.
1 more search
Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Terminal Server
And locate the Key fDenyTSConnections

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5.
Change the value
Change the value from 1 to 0, now you can connect

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Conclusion
I’ve encountered this issue many times, and when an issue happens in a remote office, this saves you a boat load of driving time. Hope it helps at least one spicehead out there.

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