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Virtual Desktop Port Change

1. I have never used a port number to access my Virtual Desktop. How to access the Virtual Desktop after port change?

Currently, you are accessing the Virtual Desktop by typing your Computer name in the Remote Desktop Connection tab. Like it is given below:

After we add the new port, you need to connect to the desktop with the port number as mentioned in the below image.

Type the Computer name (Virtual Desktop name) followed by the colon symbol (:). After that, you can add the new port number. Like it is given below:


(Disclaimer: This is a sample image. Do not use the port number mentioned above. The port number for your Virtual Desktop will be sent to you via email.)

2. Presently I am using the port number 25569 to access the Virtual Desktop. How to access the Virtual Desktop after changing the port?

Currently, you are accessing the Virtual Desktop as mentioned in the below image.

After changing the port number, you just need to type the new port number at the end of the computer name section. Like it is given below:

(Disclaimer: This is a sample image. Do not use the port number mentioned above. The port number for your Virtual Desktop will be sent to you via email.)

3. I have updated the port number received on email. However, I am getting an error displayed below. How to fix that?

Check for any spaces in the beginning or end of the computer name that you entered. Also, you need to use a colon (:) before the port number, and not a semicolon (;).

Colon :
Semicolon ;

To select the colon (:) symbol, you just need to press the Shift key on the keyboard and press the highlighted button together.

4. I was comfortable with the way I used to access my Virtual Desktop earlier. Why should I change it now?

This is a completely legitimate question. There is nothing to worry as your Virtual Desktop is already under a secure Apps4Rent network. This is just an exercise to add an extra layer of security to your Virtual Desktop. The attackers keep sending connection requests to the default ports over the internet, which creates an unnecessary traffic in the environment. By changing the port number from the default port to a unique port number, the attackers cannot even predict the port number and send any unnecessary traffic to your Virtual Desktop. In short, this small exercise keeps your Virtual Desktop ultra-safe, super-efficient, and extra secure.

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