Non-Standard Listening Ports

Post date: May 10, 2012 3:25:26 PM

On XP Professional:

1. Start Registry Editor.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:


3. On the Edit menu, click Modify, and then click Decimal.

4. Type the new port number, and then click OK.

5. Quit Registry Editor.


For those whom are looking for Windows 7 or 2008 Server listening ports...


Policy\Firewall Rules\

(On the right side of the pane) --------> RemoteDesktop-In-TCP

Look for Port Number 3389, Right Click, click Modify, on that line,

and pop in your favorite non-standard.

Make sure to hit the appropriate firewall setting, Public, Private,

etc while you are at it....

Windows 7 Specific:


Change Decimal Number to something other than 3389.