Remotely Enabling RDP


Have you ever tried to remotely access someone else”s computer in your office, just to be shot down by a “can not connect” line? This is a quick tutorial on how to evade that little bugger, and enable remote access, remotely.

Steps (5 total)

1. The problem
Remote Desktop Connection

Noticing you have the problem, would obviously have to be the first step. If you don”t have this problem, no need to fix it.

2. Open up Regedit
Registry Editor

First real step is open up registry editor (start, run, regedit), and locate “Connect Network Registry…”

3. This is what will happen
Registry Editor

Once that is opened, locate your offending PC, this is what it should look like when all is said and done.

4. 1 more search
Registry Editor

Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Terminal Server
And locate the Key fDenyTSConnections

5. Change the value
Edit DWORD Value

Change the value from 1 to 0, now you can connect


I”ve encountered this issue many times, and when an issue happens in a remote office, this saves you a boat load of driving time. Hope it helps at least one spicehead out there.