Microsoft version of Synergy

Do you remember the days where Synergy used to be free? You could install it on different computers, and share 1 mouse and one keyboard?

Well those days are done. Synergy is no longer free, as I found out recently looking for it.

While searching, I found this neat Microsoft tool that pretty much does the same thing. The only drawback is that it only works for Microsoft products (Windows)

It is really easy to install, and quit to setup. Options are well documented. Check it out here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=35460

How to change RDP Port number

In order to change the Windows Remote Desktop Port used to RDP into the machine, you need to update the registry of your windows machine.

Using keyboard shortcut “Windows key+r” you will get the windows Run Command window.

Type “regedit.exe” and click OK button to open the Registry Editor.

Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Double click on “PortNumber” and change the Base radio button to “Decimal” in order to see the port number.

From here, you can change your port number, suggested 3390 or 3391.