Posted by David • Feb 4th, 2014 6:42:16 pm - Subscribe | Mood: tired | Music: No Music
This entry will show you how to change your default port on Windows Remote Desktop (RDP-TCP).
Changing the default port to Windows Remote Desktop Protocol has a security advantage. Well for one it's not using it's native port of 3389. So changing it adds an extra (not much) layer of security.
What you will need:
1. Access to your Router to Port Forward
2. Allow Remote Assistance
2. Administrative Access to Firewall
3. Administrative Access to Registry
It would be my recommendation that you create a system restore point before making changes to the registry as I am about to show you. Have you created the restore point? have you already port forwarded the port you would like in your router? I will assume you have.
Let's Allows Remote Desktop on Windows:
1. Go to the Windows Start Button
2. Right click on Computer
3. Go to properties
4. Click on Advanced System Settings
5. Go to the Remote Tab
6. Check mark Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer
7. Now check mark Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) Please feel free to toggle to Advanced settings and Users list if you wish.
Let's change the Default Windows Remote Desktop Port:
1. Go to the start button
2. In the Search box type in regedit.exe
3. In the registry editor go to: HKEY_LOPCAL_MACHINE
4. Now open the SYSTEM folder
5. Now open the CurrentControlSet
6. Open Control
7. Find the folder called Terminal Server
8. Now open the WinStations directory
9. Finally (last directory) open the RDP-Tcp folder
10. Inside this directory look for the REG_DWORD named PortNumber
11. Right click PortNumber
12. Choose Modify
13. Now select Decimal
14. Here you can change the port number to whatever you like. Instead of 3389 you can make it 333889. (That's a little obscure)
15. Once you have chosen a number click ok.
16. Now go back to the Windows Start Button.
17. Go to the Search Programs and Files field and enter. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Here you will need to allow the port through your firewall. Click on Inbound Rules and then click on New Rule.
Select Port > TCP > Specific local ports: 33389 > Allow the connection > Select Domain / Private / Public based on your preference > Now name and describe your open port. (I would recommend that you do.
Then hit finish, and restart your computer. That should do it!
Let's test on another machine
On another machine Open Remote Desktop Connection and go to something like this:
you.host.com:333389 or 192.168.1.3:33389
To connect you will need the username and password to the respected machine.
Questions? Ask away.
Posted by David • Jan 25th, 2014 7:13:16 pm - Subscribe | Mood: happy | Music: No music
Just a follow up on my Network+ Certification.
Hi there, as you may already know by the title I am now CompTIA Network+ Certified. Hooray! I can honestly say that this was not an easy exam for me since my background is in web development / programming. I had about 7 network simulations and 73 various network+ questions.
Now before you pass judgement let me explain my background in computer networking. Well first off, it consisted of a SOHO with a WAN connection to a router connected to X amount of LAN connections. The router/wap also included XX amount of devices, all that required a WPA2 Enterprise authentication. Since then I have identified every device on the network and have assigned the most important ones a static/reserved local IP address.
I have done so much work to my internal network such as creating limitations on signal strength, DMZ addressing for my web server, MAC address filtering for my devices, and setting up an IDS and IPS.
I did most of this while I studied for my exam. It gave me a live/ lab production environment to work on. (keeping in mind I made the necessary backups / documentation AS ALWAYS in case of a catastrophe). The idea in doing all this was to take myself out of my comfort zone and into uncertainty. I believe it's one of the easiest ways to learn.
BTW: I just want to let you know that I do work full time at a well known company in here in San Antonio. My job requires me to manage certain situations on the network. BUT, can I create experimental situations on a job's network? The answer is NO
The best place to do this was in my SOHO.
Download a Network+ Cheat Sheet
Posted by David • Dec 28th, 2013 11:02:51 pm - Subscribe | Mood: excellent | Music: Reggie and the Fuill Effect
Here is a Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005, that has assisted me, and hopefully assist you in passing your Network Plus Exam.
As many of you, but not all of you know I am taking my CompTia Network+ exam in the next coming week(s). In that I have re-illustrated a scan that was given to me by a friend.
Hopefully this document helps you as it has definitely helped me. The cheat sheet contains information on the following.
Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005 contents:
If you have any questions you are always welcomed to leave a comment. I hope this document helps you.
Download & Print:
Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005
Posted by David • Nov 12th, 2013 10:00:50 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: No Music
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Posted by David • Oct 29th, 2013 6:52:16 pm - Subscribe | Mood: blissful | Music: Metro Station - Kelsey
I am going to attempt a Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Console. It would be nice to make it, but then give it to my 4 year old son so he can play.
I will update you with some instructions on how I did it once I am done.