Question about Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server
I have a server running Windows 2000 Terminal Server. The remote desktop works (inside the building) from client computer to the server by filling in the name or the IP address of the server. When I get home, I establish my VPN connection, then remote desktop doesn't work with either name or LAN IP address. I have the ports set up correctly in the router (1723 for VPN) and (3389 for RDT) to the server's IP address. My VPN connects at home using the Static IP Address. The only way to connect to the Server is to enter the same Static IP Address which isn't secure. Server is running Active Directory with DNS and Router is DHCP. My error message at home is "Can not find the computer, try again later".....Please Help, Thank You.
If you opened port 3389 for TCP on your firewall you do not need VPN.
You do need to make sure that port 3389 is forwarded to the private IP of the server on the firewall or it won't know where to direct your connection.
Once you are sure this is set just open RDP, enter the public IP of your firewall and connect. Do not make a VPN connection.
Unless you specified on your firewalll to only allow conections from your home network you home IP has nothing to do with the connection.
Now the point of using VPN is not having to open any of those ports. Ultimately, you do not have to open any ports because VPN, when properly configured will give your computer an address on the server's LAN and allow you to connect using its private IP.
Clearly, this is way more complex that a post at FixYa.com. You should call your firewall vendor for high-level, interactive support and for the unique requirements of your specific firewall.
If this helps in any way please vote for my solution.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Make sure that the Active Directory setting for the User you are using to RDP with (LDAP FQN) has the remote access option turned on.
Also make sure that the PC's you want to access have static IP addresses. Not sure if that was mentioned.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 02, 2010 | Network Computing Devices (NSH800S/A)...
Sep 08, 2008 | Linksys RV016 Router
on Mar 22, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise...
Oct 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Terminal...
Mar 16, 2009 | Cisco PIX 501 Firewall
Mar 13, 2009 | Cisco PIX 501 Firewall
Aug 16, 2008 | Neoware Systems c50 Thin Client Network...
Jun 05, 2008 | Socket Communications Computers & Internet
Aug 29, 2006 | WatchGuard Technologies FireBox SOHO 6...
306 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: