Changing the Remote Desktop Port

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Changing the listening and connecting port for Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
 
The default port that the Windows Remote Desktop Connection program listens on is 3389. However, you can change to any port you wish; maybe you find public networks block everything except port 80 and 433 (in which you could set it to 433) or you feel changing to a non-default port is better security wise. Whatever your case, you must edit the Windows Registry:
 
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SystemCurrentControlSetControlTerminalServerWinStationsRDP-Tcp
Name: PortNumber
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: desired port number in Decimal format

Then if you use the Windows Remote Desktop Connection program to connect to the computer, follow the address you want to connect to with a colon and the port number that you changed to; for example 255.255.255.255:433.

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