How to enable/disable Remote Desktop via Command Line

Some days ago I had the need to work via RDP on a workstation with “Remote Desktop” disabled.

The quickest way is to use psexec and run this command on remote workstation:

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

To disable again the “Remote Desktop”:

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Keep in mind that reboot or logoff is not necessary :-)

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