Enabling Windows 2003 Remote Desktop Connection remotely
I learned a neat new way to enable the Remote Desktop Connection service on Windows 2003 today. Several times, I have set up a Windows 2003 server, and forgotten to right click on the compter, go to the Remote tab, and enable the Remote Desktop Connection service. I figured this was a simple registry key, but I had never bothered to research it.
I was faced with this yesterday and figured it was time to get a Googling! Or, I was going to have to drive a couple of hours through Seoul traffic to get to the remote server site.
Connect to the W2K3 machine's registry remotely.
Locate the following registry subkey:
Locate the following REG_DWORD value:
Change the value from a 1 to a 0.
Remote the server (you can use the SHUTDOWN.EXE command to do this remotely.)