Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop

In this blog, We will show you the Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop

 

OVERVIEW

  • We have already installed windows server core in Hyper-V Environment.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

Note: We are using Windows 2016 Data Center core edition for this demo

ENABLE THE REMOTE DESKTOP ACCESS

  • Login into server core machine using the administrator credentials.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • By default, Remote Desktop Connection access will be in disabled mode. We can use the in-built Scregedit.wsf to enable the RDP connections on Server Core. This script will be available under %windir%\system32 folder.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Execute the script to disable the fDenyTSConnections registry value.

cscript %windir%\system32\scregedit.wsf /ar 0

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • You can verify the registry entry using the below command.

cscript %windir%\system32\scregedit.wsf /ar /v

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Now the server core is ready to access through Remote Desktop.

 

ACCESSING THROUGH DESKTOP

  • Open the Remote Desktop connection and provide the server core IP and click Connect.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Provide the administrator credentials and click OK.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Click Yes to ignore the certificate Warning.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • We are able to access the server core through RDP successfully.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

OPENING A NEW COMMAND PROMPT CONSOLE

  • If you close the command prompt window in the server core, Press CTRL+ALT+END Key. It will open a new window.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Select the Task Manager option and press Enter.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Click on More details option.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Click on the File menu and select Run new task option.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • Type cmd.exe and Click OK.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

  • A new command prompt window will be shown up.

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

VERIFY THE TERMINAL SESSION

  • We can use the below command to list the terminal connections.

Syntax: query session /server: <servername or IP>

Example: query session /server:192.168.232.35

Steps to access the Windows Server Core through Remote Desktop (RDP)

 

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Author: Loges
Logeswaran holds Microsoft certified engineer & solution architect certifications with over 11+ years of experience in the fields of hosting technologies and IMS/Cloud consulting. At AssistanZ, Logeswaran spearheads the strategic planning and execution of the company’s Microsoft based core technologies to Enterprise clients.

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