Remote Desktop Connection not allowing Port Numbers


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Remote Desktop Connection not allowing Port Numbers


    Hi

    On previous versions of Windows you could put an IP address : portnumber i.e. 192.168.0.1:1234

    Now in Windows 10 it says the : character is an illegal character

    so how do I define the port number to connect to for a remote desktop connection??
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Just an update, it would appear it's not actually the : character (as the error message states)

    it's the fact that the port number is 5 digits long. It would appear that in Windows 10, it will not let you connect to anything more then a 4 digit long port number. If you have a 5 digit long port number it will spit back an error about illegal characters....

    anyone have a work around?? (can't change this port to 4 digits for other reasons)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 5
    Win10
       #3

    it works fine to me when connecting to e.g. port 23389 and 43389. with win10 pro
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    the 5 digit port I'm trying starts with a 7.... someone mentioned to me there could be an issue above 6
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 5
    Win10
       #5

    yeah lol, port number is 16bit, so 65535 is largest number you can use
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:48.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums