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By jontipping ·
I have a customer who has a need to allow 3-5 users to connect to their XP PCs.
I would like to have them use remote desktop to access their work PCs for home without using a VPN.
I have tried changing the listening port on the XP PCs so I could redirect traffic from the firewall to individual PCs based on the port but remote desktop does not work with port change.
Is there any way to use port translation rather that port redirection to accomplish the task?
(IE: taffic for port 3356 redirected to a particular internal IP on port 3389).
The enviornment is a 2k SBS, 15 XP pro workstaions and a Netgear fv318 firewall (not capable of port translation).

any sugestions?
JT

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by NLambron In reply to Multiple Remote Desktop

In the registry, go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Change the PortNumber value from 3389 to another port (for example, 40000). Each machine would have to have a different port assigned.

On your router, forward the port (40000) to the matching computer's IP address.

When specifying the Computer name in Remote Desktop, type the IP address followed by a colon and the port that was assigned.
For instance, 207.46.245.92:40000

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by jontipping In reply to

Poster rated this answer.
thank you for your answer.
I have already changed the listening port, it did not work for me. I have spoke to MS on the issue, they were no help.

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by MikeLazz In reply to Multiple Remote Desktop

Is there a firewll client piece on these remote desktops? If so, configure the encryption translations on the firewall for the individual clients, install the firewall client piece on the individual machines. Add the encryption information for each client on the individual machine. When the client sucessfully connects to the firewall, they will need to type in the ip address of their respective machine. I'm not sure about this but you also may have to open ports that Remote Desktop uses, not sure exactly what the ports are.

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by jontipping In reply to

Thank you for your responce.
There is no client software for the firewall.

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by NLambron In reply to Multiple Remote Desktop

Did you setup your router to forward the listening port to the correct computer? It works for me, but I'm using a Linksys router.

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by jontipping In reply to

Thank you for your responce.
The listening port(3389) is set to the TS and works fine, it is the XP PCs I am having trouble with.

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by jontipping In reply to Multiple Remote Desktop

I have port 3389 forwarded to the server. I have tried changing the listening port on individual PCs and forwarded those ports to the correct addresses. RD/TS works fine on the server.
There is no client software available for the firewall.

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by jontipping In reply to Multiple Remote Desktop

Point value changed by question poster.

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