Remote Desktop port change for Windows VPS

Dear Valued Customers,

By default, Microsoft Windows OS comes with Remote desktop services on port 3389. Since it is widely known port, it can be a target of Remote Desktop Brute force attacks easily. Intruders just initiate a Remote Desktop connection with random IP address on default port 3389. Then after, a big list of password combinations is being inserted with a known username such as administrator/admin constantly. Eventually, they may find a password to access your VPS. In any case, your VPS resources (CPU and bandwidth) will be abused. This is continuous and stealth attack, you will never know, except if you find multiple entries of “audit failure” logs in Event Viewer.

To mitigate this problem, AccuWebHosting has started delivering Windows VPS with Remote Desktop services on non standard port. Hence, If you enter just IP address/Computer name without port, it won't work. You can obtain this non standard port from VPS login details email.

You need to enter “Computer name/IP address:port number” in Remote Desktop Connection Window. Rest of the steps will be same.

Regards,
AccuWebHosting.com

  • 0 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?


Related Articles

How to allow multiple RDP sessions for the single user in Windows?

Sometimes you want to access multiple concurrent Remote Desktop sessions for the same RDP user....

How to Install MetaTrader in Windows VPS?

Following article will assist you to install MetaTrader Trading Software in Windows VPS. We...

How to create an FTP account (manually) in Windows VPS or Dedicated server?

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is useful for Web hosting companies to allow their customers to...

How to change the default RDP (Remote Desktop) listening port on your Windows VPS?

By default Windows machines are remotely accessible via Remote Desktop on TCP port 3389. In...

How to use multiple monitors with Remote Desktop Connection for Windows?

If you are using multiple monitors and often connect to remote servers via Remote Desktop, you...