Note: This is an advanced tip and only applicable to certain situations.The Remote Desktop by default uses TCP/IP port 3389, some people think that they can increase the security of the RDP protocol by changing it too different location. This is almost as effective as moving a lock on a door and hoping a thief won't be able to find it. This technique would only be effective against someone who knows absolutely nothing about TCP/IP.
If you still want to move the Remote Desktop default TCP/IP port, here is how you do it:
Warning: This tip requires modifying the registry proceed at your own risk.
- Open the Windows Registry Editor, from the Start menu in the search field type REGEDIT.EXE
- In the Windows Registry Editor navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
- Click the Edit menu and select Modify... or right-click the registry value and select Modify...
- In the properties dialog box, click Decimal, and type in the new port number that you want to use (make sure its not used by another protocol)
- Press the OK button to close the dialog.
- Close the registry editor and reboot the computer.