Enable Remote Desktop for Administration
By default,Â Remote Desktop for Administration is disabled. ToÂ enable it, follow these steps:
- ClickÂ Start, clickÂ Control Panel, and then clickÂ System.
- Click theÂ Remote tab, click to select theÂ Allow users to connect remotely to your computercheck box, and then clickÂ OK.Note You do not have to have a Terminal Server Client Access License forÂ Remote Desktop for Administration. A maximum of two concurrent connections are automatically permitted on a terminal server withÂ Remote Desktop for Administration enabled.
Change the session encryption level
By default, the encryption level for Terminal Services sessions is set to Client Compatible to provide the highest encryption level that is supported by the client. Other available settings are:
- High â€“ This setting provides bidirectional security by using a 128-bit cipher.
- Low â€“ This setting uses 56-bit encryption.
- FIPS Compliant â€“ All data is encrypted by using Federal Information Processing Standard 140-1 validated methods.
All levels use the standard RSA RC4 encryption.
To change the encryption level, follow these steps:
- ClickÂ Start, point toÂ All Programs, point toÂ Administrative Tools, and then clickÂ Terminal Services Configuration.
- In the left pane, clickÂ Connections.
- In the right pane, right-clickÂ RDP-tcp, and then clickÂ Properties.
- Click theÂ General tab, click the encryption level that you want in theÂ Encryption list, and then clickÂ OK.