Connect securely to Windows Vista Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop security

By George Ou

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Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) hasn't always had the best reputation for security. But since FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) grade security was added to Windows Server 2003 SP1 (Service Pack 1), Windows Remote Desktop security has improved immensely. We'll step through the process of implementing FIPS-grade security whenever you Remote Desktop to a Windows Vista computer from a Windows XP or Vista client machine.


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Hi, My Setup: Host: Vista Ultimate at home, published through DDNS Services Clients: Mobile 5 PPC and a Vista Laptop I've tried what you've suggested but i didn't got any Certificate request in my clients (Though they connected nonTheless(??)) And besides that, i wan't to secure my server, making hack attemps unable to connect unless manually (And not online) issued and installed a certificate from my host