Enabling Remote Desktop connections remotely

Enabling remote desktop remotely can be done from an elevated command prompt. This will set your Remote Desktop settings to “Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)”


  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt (one with the permissions of the local administrator on the remote machine)
  2. Type in:  reg add "\\<servername>\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0
  3. Where <Servername> is your Remote machine host-name or IP address. Once filled out press Enter to remotely set Remote Desktop.