I know, I know- stop using RDP to manage devices. The fact is some tech support issues are solved faster and easier if you just remote into the user’s PC. This is particularly true in a small business where perhaps GoToAssist and other such tools are not in the budget.
But what if the pc doesn’t have RDP enabled? Today’s tip fixes that on domain joined machines.
First let’s check…
$PC = "mycomputer.domain.com" #Determine if Remote Desktop is enabled - 1= enabled 0= Disabled Get-WmiObject -Namespace 'root\cimv2\TerminalServices' -Class Win32_TerminalServiceSetting -ComputerName $PC -Property allowtsconnections| Format-List AllowTsConnections
Ok so it came back with a 0, let’s correct that.
$PC = "mycomputer.domain.com" (Get-WmiObject -Namespace 'root\cimv2\TerminalServices' -Class Win32_TerminalServiceSetting -ComputerName $PC).setallowtsconnections(1)
Once you’ve finished, if you want, reverse the process with a value of (0) for
Of course – if you CAN, it’s even faster an easier to fix things with Powershell remoting. Sadly, not every application is PSAware 😦
See you next week!