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  • Changing RDP port on Windows Dedicated Server ?

    If i manage to change RDP port from the default one will it ensure some level of windows dedicated server security ?
    In other words >> Changing RDP port will ensure server security ?

  • #2
    Yes for the server security you can change the default RDP port 3389. There are many other ways to ensure the server security, out of which changing RDP port is one of it.

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    • #3
      Thanks for update Mary
      Originally posted by Whuk:Mary View Post
      . There are many other ways to ensure the server security,
      Can you please mention few important points which we should take care to enhance our windows dedicated server security. I appreciated your help.

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      • #4
        Hello,

        Yes you can secure Windows server with the help of the following points:

        1. Changing default RDP port.
        2. Enable Firewall on the server.
        3. Change the RDP password. Make use of alpha-numeric characters.
        4. Install good Anti-virus on the server.
        5. Apply windows updates regularly.

        Regards,
        Mary
        Windows Support Department

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        • #5
          Here are few ways to enhance the server security:-

          * Change of RDP default port from registry.
          * Allow RDP access from specific IP addresses using Windows default firewall.
          * Installation of Microsoft security updates.
          * Installation of Microsoft Hot fixes
          * Services pack (As per the client requirements)

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          • #6
            Thank you so much Mary & Sanersone, i really appreciate your efforts to answer and am sure this thread will help many webmasters who are struggling hard to secure their Windows Server

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            • #7
              These are all great tips about windows dedicated server security, something else I make sure to do is to enable the system logs, and check them regularly.

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              • #8
                This too can help us to get the thing done.follow the procedure to get it done with the results

                # Start Registry Editor.
                # Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
                HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
                # On the Edit menu, click Modify, and then click Decimal.
                # Type the new port number, and then click OK.
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