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  1.    25 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro

    Remote Desktop


    recently I upgraded my work computer to windows 10 pro
    just found if I want to connect to a remote computer on a port other than 3389, it doesn't let le me put : just like I can do
    in previous version "server name/IP address: port number" comes up with error saying
    "remote computer name is invalid" if I go ahead and click connect shows
    "The computer name is blank or it contains invalid characters. Try typing it again.
    Invalid characters include spaces, tabs, ;:<>*+=\|?," "
    any idea or work around it......
    thanks.
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  2.    25 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,588
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by hjaffrey View Post
    recently I upgraded my work computer to windows 10 pro
    just found if I want to connect to a remote computer on a port other than 3389, it doesn't let le me put : just like I can do
    in previous version "server name/IP address: port number" comes up with error saying
    "remote computer name is invalid" if I go ahead and click connect shows
    "The computer name is blank or it contains invalid characters. Try typing it again.
    Invalid characters include spaces, tabs, ;:<>*+=\|?," "
    any idea or work around it......
    thanks.
    Hi hjaffrey ans welcome to Tenforums.
    You might want to have a look at this thread:

    Windows 10 remote desktop issue - Windows 10 Forums

    It's a little better approach.
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,251
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    I just tried it on my Win 10 Pro X64 system and it works the same as before.

    computername:3390

    connects fine. Can't be any spaces in the name or before or after the :
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  4.    26 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hjaffrey View Post
    recently I upgraded my work computer to windows 10 pro
    just found if I want to connect to a remote computer on a port other than 3389, it doesn't let le me put : just like I can do
    in previous version "server name/IP address: port number" comes up with error saying
    "remote computer name is invalid" if I go ahead and click connect shows
    "The computer name is blank or it contains invalid characters. Try typing it again.
    Invalid characters include spaces, tabs, ;:<>*+=\|?," "
    any idea or work around it......
    thanks.
    Are you using the Desktop remote desktop app, or the Universal App Remote Desktop? They work differently.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    28 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I just tried it on my Win 10 Pro X64 system and it works the same as before.

    computername:3390

    connects fine. Can't be any spaces in the name or before or after the :
    Hi ztruker
    what build win 10 pro you have, I am trying on win 10 pro 32 bit build 10240
    thanks
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  6.    28 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,251
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    I'm on the latest, 10586.14 version 1511.

    I didn't try it with 10240 so don't know if it worked there or not.
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  7.    28 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I'm on the latest, 10586.14 version 1511.

    I didn't try it with 10240 so don't know if it worked there or not.
    let me try to get same on my other computer
    thanks I really appreciate your response
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  8.    01 Dec 2015 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by hjaffrey View Post
    let me try to get same on my other computer
    thanks I really appreciate your response
    I figured it out, the port cannot be higher than 65535 and I was using higher number
    thanks for the help
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  9.    01 Dec 2015 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,662
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hjaffrey View Post
    I figured it out, the port cannot be higher than 65535 and I was using higher number
    thanks for the help
    Case closed, good to know you got it solved.

    For future reference, the port number can be changed in registry. Browse to following key:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp
    Now change the value of the DWORD PortNumber to anything you want to / need to use, accepted values are from 1025 to 65535 (decimal), or 401 to ffff (hexadecimal):

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  10.    04 Dec 2015 #10
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Case closed, good to know you got it solved.

    For future reference, the port number can be changed in registry. Browse to following key:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp
    Now change the value of the DWORD PortNumber to anything you want to / need to use, accepted values are from 1025 to 65535 (decimal), or 401 to ffff (hexadecimal):

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I know it already thanx anyway
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