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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.
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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
System Properties window will appear. Select Allow remote connections to this computer and its recommended to check the box below.
You can also add specific users in the Select Users tab. By default, the administrator is allowed. You can add other users by clicking Select Users/ Click Add/ insert a username and click OK.
Remote Desktop Scope
You can now verify that RDP is enabled and you can see that the status went from Disabled to Enabled.
Congratulations! You have just Enabled RDP in Windows Server 2012. Thank you for following along in this How-To, take a look at the follow on article – How to: Custom RDP Port in Windows 2012 – or learn more about our cloud hosting options.