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

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       25 Nov 2015 #2

    hjaffrey said: 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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,352
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       25 Nov 2015 #3

    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 :
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Nov 2015 #4

    hjaffrey said: 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 System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
       28 Nov 2015 #5

    Ztruker said: 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. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,352
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Nov 2015 #6

    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. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
       28 Nov 2015 #7

    Ztruker said: 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. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
       01 Dec 2015 #8

    hjaffrey said: 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. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,575
    Windows 10 Pro
       01 Dec 2015 #9

    hjaffrey said: 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. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 pro
       04 Dec 2015 #10

    Kari said: 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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