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Can you adivse how to enable the Remote Desktop/Terminal services service to listen on two different ports at the same time?

ie. I wish to connect using either port 3388 or 3389

This is on a windows 2003 server

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You can do so by adding a new registry key listing your new port, by following these steps:

  • Export the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp
  • Edit the REG file and change the name of the key to something like: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp-New
  • In the REG file find PortNumber and change it to whatever port you want.
  • Import the REG file back to the registry.


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Thanks, worked a treat. – Martin Nov 12 '09 at 17:39
You can also just create a new listener through the Host Session Manager MMC – PnP Apr 10 '15 at 7:53
@PnP - Do you know if the Host Session Manager MMC available for a Windows 7 machine? – Eric B. Sep 27 '15 at 4:24

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