How to Restart RDP Service in Windows 10

3 ways to Restart RDP Service in Windows 10 – via Services, Task manager, and PowerShell.

Restart RDP Service

Remote Desktop is a great feature that provides you the ability to access, interact, and administer a computer remotely. However, in certain situations, you may come across some issues in the remote PC and might need to Restart RDP Service.

There are three different ways through which you can restart the TermService (service name) in Windows 10. So explore the below section to find out the methods and see which one seems easier for you.

Restart RDP Service

Here is How to Restart RDP Service in Windows 10 –

1] Through Services Snap-in

The easiest way to manage services, including restarting them is through Services administrative tool only. So, follow the given sequence of steps to carry out the –

  1. Press key combination of “Win logo + R”.
  2. Type in services.msc and click OK.
  3. Scroll down and locate Remote Desktop Services.
  4. Right-click on the service and from the list of options, choose Restart.
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  1. As an alternative, you can also use the toolbar to restart RDP Service. To do so, simply select the service and click Restart Service icon on the toolbar (see screenshot).
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2] Using Task Manager

Another simple way to Restart RDP Service is via Task Manager, the system monitor program in Windows 10. Go through the steps below to accomplish the task –

  1. Press Start, type Task Manager and then hit enter.
  2. Click on the Services tab
  3. Find and right-click on the name TermService and choose Restart.
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3] Via Elevated PowerShell

  1. Perform a right-click on the Start icon and select “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” from Win+X menu.
  2. Click Yes when UAC dialog prompts up.
  3. Type the command in the following format and hit Enter –

Restart-Service -Force -Name "TermService"


Restart-Service -Force -DisplayName "Remote Desktop Services"

More alike posts –

1] How to Connect to PC Using RDP / Remote Desktop Preview on Windows 10
2] How to Disable, Enable Remote Desktop From Windows 10 Settings App
3] Windows 10 – How to Establish Remote Desktop Connection

1] Through Services Snap-in
2] Using Task Manager
3] Via Elevated PowerShell

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Topics:  Windows 10
About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

  1. Thanks, works fine Restart-Service -Force -Name “TermService”