Enable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on Windows Server 2012

To launch the Remote Desktop, there are two methods: CLI or GUI. From both you will be able to allow or not remote connections and choose users that can connect via RDP.

with Command Line Interface (CLI)#

  1. Open cmd.exe.
  2. Type SystemPropertiesRemote.
  3. This command launches the System Properties window on the Remote tab.

with Graphical User Interface (GUI)#

  1. Open the Control Panel, various ways:
  • Press Windows + X and click Control Panel
  • or from the Smart Screen (Windows + C and click Start) click Control Panel
  • or move mouse to thr right upper side of screen and click Settings and then Control Panel
  • or Windows + R and type control
  • or type control in cmd.exe
  • or via Explorer.exe (Windows + E) type Control Panel in the adress bar
  • etc... (easier with CLI right?).
  1. Click Advance System Settings, this launches the System Properties.
  2. Select the Remote tab.