How to restart Remote Desktop Service without rebooting the windows server?

If you have made any changes related to the RDP service on the windows server, you might be required to reboot the machine. However, if you want to avoid the reboot, you can restart the RDP service. It will save time.

There are three different ways to restart your remote desktop service. 

Option -1: Restart via Services Console

You can restart the RDP service from the windows services console. It is an easy method to restart the service. Here, we have mentioned the steps for the same. 

  1. Log in to your Windows VPS. Please refer to How to Login to Windows VPS?

  2. Go to the Run and type services.msc

  3. Search for the Remote Desktop Services.

  4. Right-click on the Remote Desktop Services, and you will find an option to restart it. Click on the restart, and it will restart the service.

Option -2: Using Task Manager

If you don't have access to the Services console on the windows server, you can restart it via Task Manager. 

  1. Log in to your Windows VPS.

  2. Right-click on your VPS taskbar and click on the Task Manager. 

  3. Please search for the term service and right-click on it. Here, you will see an option to restart the service.

Option -3: Using Powershell

We can also restart the RDP Service using the PowerShell command. Here, we have mentioned steps to restart the RDP service via Powershell.

  1. Log in to your Windows VPS.

  2. Click on the start button and search for the Powershell.

  3. Right-click on it and run it using administrator. 

  4. Run any of the below commands.

    Restart-Service -Force -Name "TermService"


    Restart-Service -Force -DisplayName "Remote Desktop Services"

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