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restrict remote desktop access to server via IP addrres
Last post Oct 15, 2012 06:05 AM by Vikalp_Chutani
Jan 17, 2009 09:26 PM|MartijnG|LINK
I'm not sure if this is the best place for this question but I've have a look on the internet and not been able to find an answer.
I have a dedicated server which is accessed by remote desktop for administration as provided by my host. The thing I see as a drawback is if you ping any domain pointing to this server, grab the ip address and put it in remote desktop then pretty much anyone
on the internet could have a go at connecting. The only preventing factor is requiring the correct password and logon.
Does anyone know of a good method that prevents access to remote desktop even bringing up the password and logon screen if not from an allowed ip address?
Jan 17, 2009 09:40 PM|steve schofield|LINK
You can use Windows Firewall Advanced settings to restricted the Scope.
Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Windows Firewall with Advanced Settings, Inbound Rules, Remote Desktop (TCP-In), Properties, Scope, Local / Remote IP Address.
That is how I restricted access without an advanced firewall.
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Jan 21, 2009 03:31 AM|MartijnG|LINK
Thanks Steve. Just followed your instructions and set up ip restriction, easy to do. I just never knew thats where the advanced options were.
Jan 21, 2009 10:13 AM|rdoram|LINK
If your company isn't a fan of running the Windows Firewall everywhere like mine is, you could also use IPSec to accomplish the same things. This can be found in the "Local Security Policy" MMC in Win2K3...
Aug 18, 2010 06:53 AM|cyberbug99|LINK
I am not able to locate, "Inbound Rules" in my windows firewall. ( XP Service pack 3)
Are you refering to some sepcial version of " Windows Firewall "?
In my Windows Firewall, there is no such option ?
Aug 18, 2010 08:47 PM|steve schofield|LINK
winxp and w2k3 is not as flexible as Vista and Above
May 11, 2012 02:15 AM|SomnathDelhi|LINK
Hi, I have Windows Server 2008 and want to provide remote desktop access (RDP) to our other location branch office staff. We both side have public static IP.
All offices have there own user ID & password and have folder security as other offices not allow to access folders - Permissions given on user group at folder level.
With current setting User of office A can access his folders from office B, how do I restrict user of office A not to access from office B - How do I restrict User ID to office Static IP address
May 14, 2012 05:09 AM|Tasmey|LINK
Oct 15, 2012 06:05 AM|Vikalp_Chutani|LINK