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I am trying to re-enable Remote Desktop Connection ability to a windows 2008 server after I accidentally disabled it. I know the IP address of the server where it is installed. How would I do this via SSH or another computer on the network. I really need to get my access back to the server admin settings.

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Please be more specific about what you did to disable it.' – Shane Wealti Feb 17 '14 at 21:52
I was able to use remote desktop connection application and disabled it via the windows interface on the server. – hosker Feb 17 '14 at 21:54
possible duplicate of Enable remote desktop on a machine remotely – Rex Feb 19 '14 at 18:25

See here: for how to enable it remotely via the registry.

But honestly this is a 2 second Google search...

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I have tried that but I do not have a name of the server, only the IP address – hosker Feb 17 '14 at 22:14
I have done the 2 minute google search route and nothing I did try or find has fixed my issue. I have been at this for a few days now. – hosker Feb 17 '14 at 22:17
Use the IP instead of the name then. Same things apply in that Technet article. Open regedit, choose to connect to a remote network hive, enter the IP...connect....then change the registry setting. – TheCleaner Feb 17 '14 at 22:23
I did that but it would not accept it. The internal ip is Is there a specific way I have to format it? – hosker Feb 17 '14 at 22:30
I followed the instructions to enable RDC via the registry but it is not working for me. Any other suggestions? – hosker Feb 17 '14 at 23:34

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