Windows 2012 – Remote Desktop

I’m playing about with Windows 2012 Server and RDP was giving me nothing but grief, I could not connect to it, and I couldn’t figure out why, I knew it must be firewall related, but I couldn’t see why, basically because I’m blind.

Here’s how you fix it.

Start up powershell and run this


Look for the network category, if you’ve just recently install the server, then it’s more likely set to Public

If you have a look around, then remote desktop isn’t enabled for the Public profile.

Change it to Private by running this

Set-NetConnectionProfile -NetworkCategory Private

Check again to make sure the profile is Public and then check Remote Desktop.


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