By Annie / Last Updated December 13, 2021

Overview of Windows Server 2022

As the latest released Server operating system released by Microsoft, Windows Server 2022 gets great development in Azure, security and application compatibility, to support virtualization outside the network, resist the increasing cyber-attacks and provide a flexible platform for container applications.

Windows Server 2022

How to enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2022

Remote Desktop is a Windows feature, allowing you to connect to a computer from another location as you were local. If you have upgraded to or installed Windows Server 2022, keep reading to realize how to turn on Remote Desktop for remote management on Windows Server 2022.

Enable Remote Desktop from GUI on Windows Server 2022

To enable Windows Server 2022, go to "System Properties" window Remote tab and then follow the steps below:

Step 1. Choose “Allow remote connections to this computer”.

Enable Remote Desktop Server 2022

Step 2. A message saying that Remote Desktop Firewall exception will be enabled pops up and you can click “OK” to allow Remote Desktop through firewall.

Enable Server 2022 Remote Desktop through Firewall

Step 3 (Omissible). Click “Select Users” button; click “Add” button and you’ll see “Select Users” window.

Step 4 (Omissible). Type the user name that you want to add and click “OK”. Or you can click  “Advanced” button to select the user from the list.

Step 5. Click “OK” to save the change and exit from “System Properties” window.

If you have no idea about how to go to System Properties window Remote tab interface, you can pick up one of the four ways as you like.

There are four ways demonstrated in the next content to go to the window.

Way 1. From Windows Server 2022 Server Manager

1. Log in to Windows Server 2022 using a local administrator account.

2. Type “Server Manager” in the search box and double click pop-up item to open Server Manager.

Open Server Manager

3. Click “Local Server” and find out “Remote Desktop”. Then, click the “Disabled” and you’ll be in the window.

4. Then, you’ll in the “System Properties” window;

Way 2. From Windows Server 2022 Control Panel

1. Type “Control Panel” in the search box and double-click the pop-up option to open Control Panel.

2. In the “Control Panel” window, click “System and Security”.

3. Then, click “All remote access” and you can access the window.

Allow Remote Access

Way 3. From Windows Server 2022 Run dialogue.

1. Press “Windows” + “R”, input “sysdm.cpl” and press Enter.

Run Remote Desktop from CMD

2. The “System Properties” window pops up and you can click “Remote” tab. Then, you can see “Allow remote connections to this computer” option.

Enable Remote Desktop from command line on Server 2022

You can also choose to enable Remote Desktop and allow it through Firewall from command line in PowerShell.

Step 1. Press Windows + X and choose “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” to run PowerShell as administrator.

Step 2. To allow remote connections, type the command line below and hit Enter.

✐ “Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server' -name "fDenyTSConnections" -value 0”.

Enable Registry Value

Step 3. To make Windows Firewall allow RDP, type the following command line and hit Enter.

“Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Desktop".

Enable RDP through Firewall

Tip: If Windows Server 2022 RDP not working with errors like “an internal error has occurred”, you can switch to a fast, secure and free remote access utility for Windows Server 2022 and 2019/2016/2012 (R2).

Install Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2022

After Remote Desktop is enabled on Windows Server 2022, you can access and manage the server remotely. If you want to allow multiple users access it at the same time, you need to install Remote Desktop Services (RDS, which is removed on Server 2022 by default. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Log in to Server 2022 using a local administrator account.

Step 2. Go to Server Manager; choose “Add roles and features” and click “Next”.

Add Roles and Features

Step 3. On the Select installation type page, choose Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.

Step 4. On “Select Destination window, select the server, and click “Next”.

Step 5. On “Select Server Roles” window, choose “Remote Desktop Services”.

Select Server Roles

Step 6. Check “Remote Desktop Session Host” and follow the prompts to finish the RDS installation.

Select Destination Server

Step 7. Restart Windows Server 2022.