Enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012

To enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012 for ease of remotely managing the server, the steps below is a quick outline on how to do this.


– Log onto your Windows Server 2012, click on server manager, then click on Local Server and under the Properties screen, you will see Remote Desktop currently disabled

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– Click on Disabled, the system properties screen will appear. Select ‘Allow remote connections to this computer’, leave the Recommended check-box checked. Click on Select Users…

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– By default currently logged on user will be granted access. Add domain or local users you want to give access to here and save

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Wasn’t that easy 🙂

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