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

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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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