Many administrators utilize Remote Desktop Connection to access offsite servers and desktops. However, what happens if that machine cannot physically be accessed? This article explains how to modify the registry key of a server to gain RDP access to a machine. When trying to enable a remote desktop connection to the machine, I receive an error message. My first instinct is that the machine may be powered off, so I do a quick ping check to see if the network I am on is able to see the machine. I know the machine is physically powered on and that the network adapter works because I am able to ping the machine and get a response. Since I have verified the machine is on, my next step is to open up regedit to check the registry key and see if RDP has been enabled. Once regedit has opened, I need to try to connect to registry of the remote machine. To do this, click on File and select Connect Network Registry. In my case, since I know the machine has not been joined to the domain yet and therefore will not check in with DNS, I will use the IP address to access the machine.
Wait until the role service is deployed. No restart is needed. Pay no attention to it for now.
Guides, tutorials, reviews and news for System Administrators. Here we cover how to turn on and enable rdp on server 2012 remote desktop protocol RDP. In Windows Server Essentials edition, remote desktop is already enabled by default so you will not need to manually do this. Remote desktop can be enabled through the graphical user interface GUI with the following easy steps.