I have a jumpstation which i connect to remotely, from here on i launch services.msc and choose connect to another computer to display the set of services running on server X. I can see majority of services running however i am not able to see RDP service listed ( RDP is disabled and needs to be enabled via the jumpstation so that i could remote on to server X from the jumpstation). Is there any reason you can think of why RDP service is not listed under services.msc?


  • Is it still so that Windows differentiates between "services" and "features"? I believe RDP is/was considered a feature, and not a service.
    – Tommiie
    Oct 8, 2018 at 11:17
  • Hi @Tom but RDP is listed under services right? Which makes it a mix of Service/feature? And it shall be able to be started remotely?
    – Mus
    Oct 8, 2018 at 12:34
  • The service name is TermService and it muste be started an configured correctly to allow connections. Configuration can be done via RemoteRegistryservice. The key for allowing connections is HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server (change fDenyTSConnection to 0).
    – bjoster
    Oct 8, 2018 at 13:58
  • hi @bjoster i believe the service that you are referring to is different. I also believe that the purpose of that registry is different to what I have asked for. Thank you for the help though :)
    – Mus
    Oct 9, 2018 at 13:32
  • What is the name of the specific service you are interested in? Oct 9, 2018 at 23:02


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