LKBEN10637: Howto change the listening port for rdp or remote desktop


You need to change the port to traverse a firewall


The default port is known and should be changed


With remote desktop you can connect to a computer and control it completely. You can change the default port it is listening on to create a higher security. Please note that this kind of security is not very safe!

To change the default port you need to change the registry key:


You can change the portnumber and close regedit. (If you change it in Hexadecimal, you need to calculate the portnumer in decimal) 


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.