Blabberbox » 42 » Remote Desktop SetupShare on Twitter

Remote Desktop Setup

October 15th, 2015 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #
Good articles on securing the Remote Desktop function of Windows, so that it uses encryption, etc.

Basic things all RDP should have:
http://www.howtogeek.com/175087/how-to-enable-and-secure-remote-desktop-on-windows/

In addition, set up account lockout after 3 failed passwords:
https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/best-practices-how-articles/securing-remote-desktop-rdp-system-administrators

Increase the max outstanding connections to 3000, so having a bunch of failed logins can't suddenly lock you out remotely.  Run the following in command prompt:
Quote
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v MaxOutstandingConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 65536

Also add this to the registry to prevent potential error "all connections are in use" that can happen somewhat randomly (run in command prompt):
Quote
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server /t REG_DWORD /d 10
Quote
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v MaxConnectionsPerServer /t REG_DWORD /d 10

Lastly, set up two-factor for logins:
https://duo.com/docs/rdp

If you want the computer to always be on even if power outtage, see:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/78930.html
https://www.pftq.com/pq/42/auto_login_and_lock.php

And also buy a remote IP power strip to be able to reboot in case your computer freezes.

For those unsure about doing this due to security:
Is VPN Needed for RDP Security?
http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/38957/does-microsoft-remote-desktop-require-a-vpn-to-be-secured
Last Updated Aug 9th, 2021 | 669 unique view(s)

Leave a Comment

Name: (Have an account? Login or Register)
Email: (Won't be published)
Website: (Optional)
Comment:
Enter the code from image: