Enable Remote Desktop for Administration

By default, Remote Desktop for Administration is disabled. To enable it, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click System.
  2. Click the Remote tab, click to select the Allow users to connect remotely to your computercheck box, and then click OK.Note You do not have to have a Terminal Server Client Access License for Remote Desktop for Administration. A maximum of two concurrent connections are automatically permitted on a terminal server with 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 – This setting provides bidirectional security by using a 128-bit cipher.
  • Low – This setting uses 56-bit encryption.
  • FIPS Compliant – 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:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Terminal Services Configuration.
  2. In the left pane, click Connections.
  3. In the right pane, right-click RDP-tcp, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the General tab, click the encryption level that you want in the Encryption list, and then click OK.

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