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I suddenly could not RDP into my server after rebooting it. Turned out the Firewall was blocking me, I remotely shut off the firewall service (parallels virtuozzo panel) and was able to RDP in. When I went to add my office IP to the firewall to allow me to connect, it won't launch the control panel unless I enable the Windows Firewall. If I do that, it kicks me off of RDP naturally. So how on earth can I configure this thing?

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closed as off topic by Chris S, Chopper3 Sep 6 '11 at 18:42

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Do not cross post. If the Question is on the wrong site we'll move it. – Chris S Sep 6 '11 at 18:18
@ChrisS It seemed to me that it fits on both sites, though probably more relevant here. – ioSamurai Sep 6 '11 at 21:27

Here is the solution!

You can also edit the settings on Registry directly (regedit), under HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy. (This even works over the network, assuming Remote Registry is running.)

For Remote Desktop, under the key StandardProfile\GloballyOpenPorts\List add a string value named 3389:TCP with the data 3389:TCP:*:Enabled:Remote Desktop.

Thanks to this fine fellow.

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