Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing listening port for Remote Desktop, part of Windows 10: Security.
- [Voiceover] By default, Windows 10 will listen…for remote desktop connections on port 3389.…If you would like to change this port,…it's fairly straightforward to do so.…You'll need to edit the registry,…so at the start menu, I'll type in regedit,…and then click on that.…You may receive a user account control popup,…you'll click yes, and that will open up registry editor.…We're going to need to dig down pretty deep,…it's under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SYSTEM, CurrentControlSet,…Control, scroll down to Terminal Server,…then WinStations, then RDP Tcp,…then the key I'm looking for is PortNumber.…
You can double click on that and see…what it's currently set to, in either hexadecimal…or decimal, you'll probably want…to change it to decimal to make it easy to read.…Mine is currently set to 3389.…You can change this to any port between 1025,…all the way up to 65000.…So, why would you want to do this?…Two possible reasons.…3389 is the default port, and some people like…to run things on ports other than the default port…because everybody in the world knows that 3389…
In this course, Martin Guidry helps you work through each essential security step. He takes you through familiar ground, standard account setup, covering accounts, passwords, users groups, and permissions. He also takes you through unfamiliar territory, enhanced features and new products, examining BitLocker, Wi-Fi Sense, Windows Defender, and Edge, the new web browser. This course provides instructional step-by-step walkthroughs in addition to best practice discussions. Learn how to protect your computer from a network attack, apply security policies in Group Policy, use remote desktop, and more.
- Setting up passwords, smart cards, and biometrics
- Creating groups and assigning permissions
- Assigning permissions
- Encrypting full discs, file transfers, and networks
- Using anti-virus and anti-malware solutions
- Configuring firewall settings
- Securing remote desktop connections
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/31/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: Windows Firewall, basic configuration of Remote Desktop, and controlling updates for Windows 10. In addition, new videos were added that cover Windows 10 S and virus and threat protection, device performance and health, firewall and network protection, and app and browser control with Windows Defender.