Remote Desktop Connection
Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:50 PM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 03:17 PM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:34 PM
Say for example your PC is located at 192.168.1.100, you would need to enable port 3787 and then enable port forwarding to point port 3787 to port 3787 on IP 192.168.1.100.
If you want to connect to multiple computers via RDP, you still need to create forwarding rules, each pointing their IP address to port 3787 on their respective boxes and an different port via the initial forwarding. For example:
port 3388 forwards to port 3787 @ IP 192.168.1.101
port 3389 forwards to port 3787 @ IP 192.168.1.102
port 3390 forwards to port 3787 @ IP 192.168.1.103
port 3391 forwards to port 3787 @ IP 192.168.1.104
Now, from your remote location you would type in the first port number along with the IP address or URL:
Posted 25 January 2007 - 02:29 PM
1. Be sure that terminal services is actually installed on the system. It is a networking option and I have often found that it was never actually installed. XP Pro allows one remote session for "support puproses".
2. XP Home (Yes, I aften find systems on business networks running Home Edition) does not support terninal services, although you can download the client from Microsoft to allow a Home Edition PC to connect to an XP Pro PC or a server.
3. As has already been noted, firewalls can block this service. I have also often found more than one software firewall running on a single system. Once you can connect and get the login screen, you of course need an account on the target system.
Likely repititous, but it is always good to review the basics...
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