Enabling Remote Desktop Remotely

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 22 Nov. 2006 / Last Updated on 22 Nov. 2006]

How to enable Remote Desktop Remotely

Did you know you can use the Windows Management Instrumentation Console (WMIC) command line to remotely enable remote desktop on a Windows XP or later computer? To do this, open a command prompt and type wmic /node:server_name rdtoggle WHERE server_name="servername" CALL SetAllowTSConnections 1.


Mitch Tulloch is President of MTIT Enterprises, an IT content development company based in Winnipeg, Canada. Prior to starting his own company in 1998, Mitch worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Productivity Point International. Mitch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking and security and has written 14 books and over a hundred articles on various topics. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch is also a professor at Jones International University (JIU) where he teaches graduate-level courses in Information Security Management (ISM) for their Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. For more information see http://www.mtit.com.  

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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