Adding custom RDP port to Windows Firewall via PowerShell

I was playing with some remote access settings in my lab this morning and happened to lock myself out of my Hyper-V host. I had manually changed the RDP port to a custom port, 3391, and forgot to set the firewall rule to allow remote access. I could set it back to the default, but thought this would be a good time to do a little PowerShell.

It was very simple, you just have to get all the required parameters right. I already have PSRemoting enabled in my lab, so it was a snap to run the New-NetFirewallRule command on the remote server.

I followed TheScriptingGuys post on adding firewall rules.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/11/13/use-powershell-to-create-new-windows-firewall-rules.aspx

RDPconsoleThats it! Back in business!

 

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