How to Change the RDP Port on Windows 11 or 10?

RDP- Remote Desktop Protocol is an in-built application to remotely access your Windows 11 or 10 on Pro and Enterprise versions of Windows 11/10. By default, 3389 is the RDP port. Once you need to change it, you can do with the help of a minor registry tweak.

This article will guide you in changing the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) port on Windows 11 and 10.

As mentioned above, Port no 3389 is the default port for Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol. It means malicious actors who may want to compromise your system through this Remote Desktop knows precisely where to look, especially if you have your Remote Desktop host PC open to the Internet. You can modify it harder for unauthorized users to gain access to your machine by changing this PPort to something else.

How to Change the RDP Port on Windows 11 or 10?

Follow these steps to change the RDP port on Windows 11 or 10:-

Step 1. First, Open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. When Registry Editor opens, use the left sidebar to browse or navigate to the following key:-

Quick Note: You may copy and paste the complete path in the Registry Editor address bar and hit the Enter to access a key quickly.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Step 3. On the right of the “RDP-Tcp” folder, double-click on PortNumber REG_DWORD to edit it.

Step 4. Choose Decimal under “Base.”

Step 5. Here, Type a Port number in the “Value data” field.

Step 6. Finally, Hit the OK button.

Step 7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Now that you’ve changed the RDP port, you need to mention the port number while remotely connecting to your PC through the Remote Desktop client. Include your new port number with a colon after the IP address to connect, such as

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