Enable Remote Desktop Using the Registry Editor and Administrative Tools

The Remote desktop connection is windows built in a software tool. Usually you can use this tool to get the screen of the other system provided that both machines are on the same network.

But sometimes there comes a situation that despite having every parameter check the connection cannot be established this problem might occur with systems who are being operated for the first time or new operating system has been installed to a system.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn three methods that will lead to troubleshoot administrator access and enable RDP (remote desktop protocol).

Method 1:

1. Type control panel in the search bar then select administrative tools.

2. From the list select ‘services’.

3. As the services window will pop up select ‘service local’ from the right-hand-side and right click on it.

4. Select ‘connect to another computer’.

5. As you will select this a window will pop up now check on ‘another computer’ and enter the credentials of another system.

Method 2:

1. Type ‘regedit’ in the search bar and a registry edit window will pop up.

2. From the top select ‘File’ and then select ‘connect network registry’.

3. A window will open up, enter the credentials of the other system and click ‘check names’.

Method 3:

1. Type ‘regedit’ in the search bar and a registry edit window will pop up

2. Follow the following path to get to the desired registry

HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\  SYSTEM\ Current Control Set\ Control\ Terminal Server.

3. Now select ‘RCM’ and double-click on it.

4. Give the value 0 to ‘value data ‘.

Note: Always restart your computer after applying any of the above settings. If you still cannot access the other system then make sure that you have administration rights and bypass the firewall. Also before playing with registries do take a backup of the system.

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About the Author: Abdelrahman Reda

Abdelrahman Reda is a Motivated Support Engineer with 6+ years of corporate and consumer support experience. His experience related to administration of Network, NOC support, computers and anti-virus server, data entry, networking sites, remote support.

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