W2K8 R2 Core Services – Enabling RDP Access

Enabling Remote Desktop Access To A Windows 2008 R2 Core Services Server

This article provides the steps needed to enable Remote Desktop Access to a Windows 2008 R2 Core Services server.

To enable RDP access to a Windows 2008 R2 Core Service server perform the following steps :-

  • Logon to the console of the Core Services Server as an administrative account
  • At the command prompt execute the following :-

cscript %windir%\system32\SCRegEdit.wsf /ar 0

  • To enable Administration Mode execute the following :-

cscript %windir%\system32\SCRegEdit.wsf /ar /v

Allowing Remote Desktop Access Through The Windows Firewall

If you have the Windows Firewall Enabled on the server you will need to add in a new Rule in order to connect to the server.  To add in a new Rule to the Windows Firewall perform the following steps :-

  • At the command prompt execute the following :-

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Desktop” new enable=yes