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I was wondering if it's possible to change Windows Remote Desktop port number? I believe it uses port 3389. A friend of mine wants to connect to his work computer from home, but it's not possible because port 3389 hasn't been forwarded. And he does not have access to do so. Teamviewer works perfectly fine, but he prefers Remote Desktop
 
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If your friend has a work related reason to get to his work network from his home, he should go to his network admin and ask for help. Otherwise, Teamviewer or cellular connection is his best bet.
 

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You can change it to any port you want, but the new port still has to be forwarded to his computer. And you have to specify the new port when connecting with the client.

If he is on an internal network then chances are no ports are forwarded to his computer, so using remote desktop will not be possible.