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Change windows 2008 RDP Port from command line

You can follow the steps mentioned below to change the windows 2008 rdp port from command line. The windows “reg” command is used for this purpose.

1) Start command prompt by typing “cmd” in Run .

2) To get the current RDP port number.

REG QUERY "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp" /v PortNumber

The above command will display RDP port in hexadecimal format. To convert from hexadecimal to decimal use the python interpreter or some other tools you like,

u1@h1:~$ python -c "print int(0xd3d)"
3389
u1@h1:~$ 

3) If you want to change the port number to 10000, convert it to hexadecimal format as follows,

u1@h1:~$ python -c "print hex(10000)"
0x2710
u1@h1:~$

Overwrite the data section of key value PortNumber with the new port number(0x2710 = 10000 ).

REG ADD "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp" /v PortNumber /t REG_DWORD /d 0x2710 /f

4) Now restart terminal services. If you are logged in using rdp, then
better restart terminal services from “services.msc”

NOTE: Before restarting terminal services make sure that new rdp port is opened in firewall.

net stop TermService /y
net start TermService /y

That’s it:)

Now verify that its running using “netstat”

netstat -ano|findstr /i "10000"
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