How to Change the RDP Port Number to a Non-Default Value in Windows 11, 10 or Server

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What is RDP?

RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol, which is a protocol developed by Microsoft that allows users to remotely connect to and control another computer over a network or the internet. With RDP, users can access a remote computer’s desktop, applications, files, and network resources as if they were sitting in front of the remote computer.

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Disable Remote Desktop Access (RDP) For Administrator On Windows Server 2016

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As you might know, administrators have access via RDP enabled by default. They even don’t need to be members of Remote Desktop Users group for this.

But in some situations you may need to restrict remote access for a specific administrator. For instance, if you want to be sure that every task (backups for example), services or other stuff that may launch using his credentials won’t stop working.

So here is how to disable access through Remote Desktop (RDP) for the user with administrative privileges on Windows Server 2016 without disabling the user account itself.

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Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2019/2016

Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) is designed to protect a server from dangerous websites capable to infect system with malware. You need to add a website to the Trusted sites zone to open all its content in IE. Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled by default in Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2019/2016. In most cases such security restrictions are really helpful. But in some cases you might want to allow Internet Explorer open all websites including all third-party content without adding them as trusted ones. Here is how to disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2019/2016.

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