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
- We have already installed windows server core in Hyper-V Environment.
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.
- 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.
- Execute the script to disable the fDenyTSConnections registry value.
cscript %windir%\system32\scregedit.wsf /ar 0
- You can verify the registry entry using the below command.
cscript %windir%\system32\scregedit.wsf /ar /v
- 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.
- Provide the administrator credentials and click OK.
- Click Yes to ignore the certificate Warning.
- We are able to access the server core through RDP successfully.
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.
- Select the Task Manager option and press Enter.
- Click on More details option.
- Click on the File menu and select Run new task option.
- Type cmd.exe and Click OK.
- A new command prompt window will be shown up.
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
Thanks for reading this blog. We hope it was useful for you to learned about accessing windows server core through RDP.