Cannot connect to server using RDP after vpn'ing in

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Chris Y., Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Chris Y.

    Chris Y. Guest


    I am having a problem that I just can't understand. A vpn tunnel up (using
    Cisco VPN client and a cisco router at the office), and I can ping the server
    (and the server can ping me). I can also web browse to the server (ie
    exchange, sharepoint).

    I cannot connect using the rdp client, it is like it is not giving me access
    to the rdp port.


    Chris Y., Nov 5, 2004
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  2. Hello,

    Do you have 1 or two network cards ? If so, are you pinging the server
    on a range that exists internally and is allowed to answer RDP calls ?

    (In the Terminal Services configuration, do you have the RDP service
    asnwering on all network cards or a specific card ?)

    If you run a "Netstat -an" does it show the IP of the server answering
    on 3389 ?

    I hope one of these questions helps you find your answer or at the least
    provide us with more info for your answer.

    Michael J. Jenkin MVP - SBS, Senior Systems Engineer

    Microsoft Most Valued Professional, Microsoft's Windows Server Systems -
    Small Business Server
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    feelings of Microsoft or any of its employees.
    Michael Jenkin [SBS-MVP], Nov 5, 2004
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  3. Chris Y.

    DonDinCT Guest

    I have a simple related question... I use RDP from work, to manage my home
    SBS. When I log in to make an RDP connection, is that logon encrypted or am
    I sending a clear txt logon ?

    DonDinCT, Nov 5, 2004
  4. Chris Y.

    Chris Y. Guest

    Hi Michael,

    Let's see if I can give you lots of information. I know I can connect to
    the server via rdp through a port forward setup on the firewall.

    The server has one network card, and it's ip is I have a cisco
    router that I use as the 'vpn server'. It's ip address is I have
    a port forwarded from the external address of the cisco router (ip
    redirected to on port 3389.

    When I try to rdp to the external address (ie not through a vpn), then I can
    connect to the server. If I vpn onto the cisco router, then I am given an ip
    address With this ip address I am able to 'ping' and 'http' the
    server, but not connect to it via rdp.

    If I was to guess, I would almost say there is some sort of setting to
    exclude it from outside the local network.

    I can't understand this at all.


    Chris Y., Nov 6, 2004
  5. Chris Y.

    Chris Y. Guest

    Well looky looky... it seems that I just have just found my problem, because
    I had the port forwarding on on the cisco. So I removed the port forwarding,
    and it worked good.

    That's the deal...

    Thanks everyone!
    Chris Y., Nov 6, 2004
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