Windows 8.1 - How to change the listening port for the Remote Desktop feature

March 2017

In this FAQ you will see how to change the default listening port for the Remote Desktop feature.
  • Open the registry (Run > regedit).
  • Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>System>CurrentControlSet>Control>TerminalServer>WinStations>RDP-Tcp
  • Select the "PortNumber" key.
  • Click on the Edit menu > Modify.
  • Select the "Decimal" base and enter the new port number in the Value Data field.
  • Save your settings and close the registry.

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