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Published on 1/27/2008 By Chtiwi Malek

In this tutorial i will explain how to change the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) port number using the registry editor (regedit) for Windows 2003 / XP and windows Vista.

by default the Remote Desktop Protocol and Terminal Server listens on TCP port 3389, to change that port number for all new connections :

1 - Start -> Run... type 'regedit.exe' then press OK
2 -  Browse to this key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Terminal Server > WinStations > RDP-Tcp
3 - Find the 'PortNumber' subkey, clic modify, choose decimal and change it's value and finally save.

Note : The default value is "00000D3D" HEX for the decimal value "3389".

4 - Make sure that the new configured port in open on the firewall.
5 - Restart the computer.

That's all, now you'll need to configure your TS client to connect to the new port.

* There is new version of the Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 client software :

RDP 6.0 for Windows XP SP2 (1.5mb)  >>> Download
RDP 6.0 for Windows XP  64-bit (4.4mb)  >>> Download
RDP 6.0 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 (1.5mb)  >>> Download

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By mac, Date: 1/28/2008
it's very important to change that port number to be protected against piracy and robots that try different passwords 'with the root and administrator username' on that 'default' port 3389.
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