How to enable Remote Desktop (RDP) on Windows server 2012
In this how-to we will walk you through on How-To Enable RDP in Windows Server 2012.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol expanded by Microsoft that allows you to connect and control another computer via an existing network making it a remote connection.
Keep in mind that you can also use consle access to your server from VPSie console in case of emergencies as needed or to modify/configure RDP or network settings.
- A Server with Windows Server 2012. If you do not have a server already, you can create and spin a new server up in under 2 minutes.
- RDP client from remote machine – this can be native windows RDP client on windows or MAC client such as 2X parallels client.
Enable RDP in Windows Server
Open the Server Manager from the taskbar/ Click on Local Server / Locate Remote Desktop under Properties which is currently Disabled and Click on Disabled
Note: It’s recommended to add firewall rules to allow traffic as needed rather than disabling it however for quick test that would be easier – to accomplish this :
Enable the rule that permits access through the Windows Firewall.
1. Search for Firewall and open “Windows Firewall and Advanced Security”.
2. Find the rule “Remote Desktop – User Mode TCP-in” and ENABLE Rule
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