1- We can use Group Policy setting to (enable or disable) Remote Desktop

  • Click StartAll programs – Administrative Tools – Group Policy Management.
  • Create or Edit Group Policy Objects.
  • Expand Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Remote Desktop Services Remote Desktop Session Host – Connections.
  • Allow users to connect remotely using Remote Desktop Services (enable or disable)

 

2- We can use Group Policy Preferences to (enable or disable) Remote Desktop

  • Click StartAll programs – Administrative Tools – Group Policy Management.
  • Create or Edit Group Policy Objects
  • Expand Computer Configuration PreferencesWindows Settings.
  • Right click RegistryNew Registry Item.
  • General Tab.
  • Action :Update
  • Hive :HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • Key path : SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server
  • Value name : fDenyTSConnections
  • Value type : REG_DWORD
  • Value date : 00000000 enable OR 00000001 disable

 
This article was originally posted at http://mabdelhamid.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/how-to-enable-or-disable-remote-desktop-via-group-policy-windows-2008/