Remotely enable remote desktop

If for any reason you neglected to perform this procedure prior to shipping the server, you can enable Remote Desktop remotely by using the registry.

Administrative credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the local Administrators group.

To enable Remote Desktop remotely by using the registry

  1. On any computer that is running a version of Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP Professional, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. On the File menu, click Connect Network Registry.
  3. In the Select Computer dialog box, type the computer name and then click Check Names.
  4. In the Enter Network Password dialog box, provide Domain Admins credentials for the domain of the server, and then click OK.
  5. After the computer name resolves, click OK.
  6. In the computer node that appears in the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server.
  7. In the console tree, click Terminal Server and then, in the details pane, double-click fDenyTSConnections.
  8. In the Edit DWORD Value box, in Value data, type 0, and then click OK.
  9. To implement the change, reboot the server remotely, as follows:

    Open a command prompt, type the following, and then press Enter:

    shutdown -m \\DomainControllerName -r

Taken from Microsoft TechNet

Installing Kaspersky after AVG

Free AVG is great (if you’re not a business) but sometimes anti-virus alone may not be enough protection, or if you’re installing it to clean and infected PC, just isn’t enough to get the job done.

Kaspersky’s free 14 day trial was fantastic, but when installing after AVG has been on the system you may have Kaspersky complain AVG is still installed!

Here’s a work around:

  1. Start > Run,  type ‘regedit’ and hit enter.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
  3. Right click the key called ‘AVG’ and delete

Now click ‘Back’ during the Kaspersky installation and then ‘Next’ to get past where you got stuck!