Windows XP Remote Desktop Port Change.

I had to change the port that Windows XP Remote Desktop listens on. The default port is 3389. I wanted to change it so I could connect to my machine over the internet and make sure that I was the only one that new the port. It’s real easy; basically just a registry change and a reboot. I updated my Linksys router at home to forward that port to my desktop and Wah Lah.

The registry entry is:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\
Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber

The Microsoft TechNet is: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306759