Howto: Change Windows Server 2003 RDP Port

By default, Windows Terminal Server and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) listen on TCP port 3389.

To change the port to your custom port, you may refer to below:-

1. Open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

3. Find the “PortNumber” and change to your needed port.

To be secure, reboot your server to apply new port.

How to Restore and remove Recycle Bin icon?

By default, Windows Operating System will show 2 icons from Desktop only and both of them are My Computer(Computer in Windows Vista and above) and Recycle Bin, somehow you might discover the Recycle Bin disappear after using for some times.

To restore and remove the recycle bin button, it just a reverse way as step below.

First of all, you will need to check if your desktop icons hidden from your setting.


1. Right click anywhere from your Desktop and select on the View text.
2. Make sure you select “Show Desktop Icons“.

Second, you will need to check your Desktop Icon Setting.


1. Right click from anywhere of your Desktop.
2. Select on the Personalize.
3. Select on Change Desktop Icons from the left panel.
4. You shall be able to see image as above and select on the Recycle Bin radio button to enable it and remove it to disable it.