Would you like to learn how to configure a group policy to change the RDP service TCP port on Windows? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to configure the Remote Desktop service to use a different TCP port on the domain computers.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7

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Tutorial GPO - Change the TCP port of RDP

On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Management

Create a new group policy.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Objects

Enter a name for the new group policy.

Windows - Add GPO

In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.

On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.

Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.

Windows - Edit GPO

On the group policy editor screen, expand the Computer configuration folder and locate the following item.

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Right-click on the Registry option and create a Registry entry.

GPO - Disable SMBv1

On the registry screen, perform the following configuration.

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Click on the OK button.

GPO - Change RDP Port

To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.

In our example, we configured the RDP service to use the TCP port number 3333.

Congratulations! You have finished the GPO creation.

Tutorial GPO - Change the RDP service port

On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.

Windows-2012-Applocker application

In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.

GPO- tutorial linking

After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.

During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.

In our example, we used a GPO to configured the RDP service to use the TCP port number 3333.

The change will only take effect after the computer restart.

Tutorial - Accessing the RDP service using a different port

Access the RDP service using a different TCP port.

Windows - Change Remote desktop TCP port

Optionally, use the command-line to access the RDP service using a different TCP port.

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Congratulations! You are able to access the RDP service on a different TCP port.