How to connect with a different port using Remote Desktop

Last Updated on April 17, 2020 by Next Century

If you have changed the listening port on the Remote Desktop or Terminal Services from its’ default port 3389, then you will also need to configure your client to connect to the new port.

Changing the connection port on the RDP clients is quite easy.

To Alter the Port on the client side:

  • Click on the Start symbol and type Remote Desktop Connect in the Type here to search box

  • In the Remote Desktop Conenction window, in the Computer box, scroll to the computer name or IP to which you wish to connect and add a “:Port” (without the quotes) where “Port” is the decimal value of the destination port

    EG. 123.456.1.234:9999

  • Press Connect

NOTE: The different port only works if the port has been set to this on the computer you are connecting to

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