can you give me a way for enabling my remote desktop with cmd ? my remote desktop port is not listening on 3389 ! my server : windows 2003

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To enable RDP via command line, just edit the registry with the reg command like this:

reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000000 /f

  • This will only work if the 'Terminal Services' service is started
    – ggonsalv
    Jun 8, 2010 at 3:06
  • True, but it is always started by default. If somebody disabled it, run reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermService /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000003 /f and then a net start termservice
    – Jason Berg
    Jun 8, 2010 at 3:27

If you mean remotely, which isn't clear from your question. If you don't, omit step 2 and 3

  1. Open Regedit on a Windows workstation
  2. Click File > Connect Network Registry
  3. Enter the name of the Server
  4. Navigate to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server
  5. Change the value of fDenyTSConnections from 1 to 0

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