Using Remote Desktop Client without Network Level Authentication

Whenever I use Remote Desktop to connect to an NT6+ (Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 and later) machine, I use Network Level Authentication, meaning that authentication with the server is performed before session is created (contrary to first connecting to the server and using its GUI to enter the credentials ...

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Showing "Mail" icon in control panel through Group Policy

I recently had to lock down a Windows 2008R2 remote desktop server (terminal server)
One of the requirements was to show only some control panel items, a setting that can be achieved using the Group Policy setting "Show only specified Control Panel items" (under Policies > Administrative Templates > Control Panel), but ...

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Enabling Remote Desktop Remotely

According to this Technet article, to enable remote desktop remotely by using the registry you need to set the key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server:fDenyTSConnections=0

and then reboot the server.
Rebooting is actually unnecessary - you can just restart the service TermService
If you'd like to script ...

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