Fix “Allow remote connections to this computer” option locked on Windows 10

Remote Desktop is a built-in Windows remote access solution. It allows you to access other people’s computers remotely and vice versa to solve problems or work.

To enable Remote Desktop on Windows 10, you need to select a few settings and activate them. The first setting is to check if Remote assistance is enabled, then you need to check if “Allow remote connections to this computer” is enabled. Both of these settings are important for accessing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on Windows computers.

Some users report that the “Allow remote connections to this computer” option on their Windows 10 computers is locked by default. The system automatically selects the option “Don’t allow remote connections to this computer” and there is no way to change it. Then what to do?

In this article, will guide you how to fix the above problem.

Steps to fix the error “Allow remote connections to this computer” cannot be selected:

Step 1: Press Win + CHEAP to open Run then type regedit then Enter to open Registry Editor

Step 2: Access key: ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTTerminal Services

Option fix "Allow remote connections to this computer" locked on Windows 10

Step 3: In the right pane, find the item fDenyTSConnections then double click to open it. Value of fDenyTSConnections to be 0 or first corresponding to allowing remote connections using Terminal Services/Remote Desktop or disallowing. If not, you can create a DWORD value and rename it fDenyTSConnections.

Step 4: You enter the value as 0 in the box Value data of the fDenyTSConnections then press OK to save changes.

Step 5: Close Registry Editor and restart the machine.

That’s it, after the machine restarts the problem of Remote Desktop option being locked on Windows 10 will be resolved.

Good luck!


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