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Server 2008 remote desktop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by charlieyn3, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. charlieyn3

    charlieyn3 Thread Starter

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    server 2008 remote desktop connection,

    i have a fresh installation of server 2008 at home, and i would like to remotly log into it from my workplace computer, that is about 20 kms away. the client computer is running windows xp and other one windows 7. my workplace computer and home computer are currently connected to the internet using a adsl connection. how do i remotely connect to the server?
     
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    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    If you must do a naked RDC connection, then you'll need to set up a port forward rule on your home's firewall to allow inbound connections on TCP port 3389 to the private IP address of your Server 2008. This is assuming your place of work does not have firewall restrictions preventing RDP connections outbound from their network.

    A much more secure way to do this is to set up a VPN tunnel and then run a RDP connection to the server. Or at a minimum if your work place has a static IP address is to set up a firewall rule on your home's firewall to only allow RDP connections from the IP address of your work.
     
  3. charlieyn3

    charlieyn3 Thread Starter

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    may i please have a step by step guide to this
     
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