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Windows 7: How to set up a Remote Desktop Web Connection?

26 Feb 2010   #21

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyberpine View Post

Thank you!

I followed your guide. I'm running Windows 7 Pro. I already had RDP working over the default port 3389 port.

I configured as you stated, did IP forwarding for the new port and opened that port in the firewall.

From the station itself I can connected via IE!

From the outside, I do get the connection screen and prompt for what server and login. But I get this error when I attemp to log in:

The client could not connect to the remote computer. Remote connectinos might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that network problems are prevent your connnection. Pleae try and connect again later.
On windows 7, looking at Programs and Features under IIS .. I don't see a remote web desktop connection underWWW Services.

Have you done THIS

On your HOME router port forward 3389 to the internal Lan address of the computer you want to connect to.

For example you need to port forward 3389 to say

This will be done IN THE ROUTER ITSELF.

Now in your REMOTE BROWSER you need to enter the following type of URL

http://Remote computer IP address or domain name/tsweb/.

As activeX is used I think you can only use IE. FF won't work.


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26 Feb 2010   #22
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45;591955
Now in your REMOTE BROWSER you need to enter the following type of URL[/COLOR]

http://Remote computer IP address or domain name/tsweb/.
I never had to do anything other than open Remote Desktop (From command line it's MSTSC) and type my routers IP from anywhere. As I said it worked...

My biggest beef with RDP was that if I remoted in from a pc with a 4:3 monitor... it rearranged my desktop icons on my widescreen monitor @ home. Another thing I like about logmein... it doesnt move or affect my home desktop icons at all!

Try the command line...
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01 Mar 2010   #23

Window 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mojo567 View Post
I am glad you asked this question. I had a hard time getting this to work on Vista Ultimate. But it did work. Here are the instructions. They work on Windows 7 Ultimate edition (64 bit).

1. Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on or

2. Go to Internet Information Services and select the check boxes for Web
Management Tools and World Wide Web Services. [Web Management Tools
installs IIS 6.0 which is needed for the following download; there is also
some feature in World Wide Web Services that is needed, but I haven't
isolated it yet, so select everything for now]

3. Install tswebsetup.exe from

4. Go to C: Program Data, Microsoft, Windows, Start Menu, Programs,
Administrative Tools, Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager [NOT IIS
6.0 Manager]

5. Expand your computer name, expand Web Sites and click on Default Web

6. On the right side of the screen under Edit Site, click Bindings

7. Click on the web site and click Edit

8. Change the port number to your preferred port designation

9. Under Manage Server on the same screen, Start the service

10. Set-up your router and firewall to accept your designated port

AND YOU'RE DONE! [although you might first want to change your Desktop
Background from a DreamScene if you're running one]

To connect from a remote computer, go to http:// IP addressort no/tsweb
and you'll get the Windows Server screen followed by your Vista password

Please help, I'm stuck on step #4, can you please elaborate alittle bit more on this step? thanks.
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31 Dec 2010   #24


My Windows 7 Home Premium does NOT include Remote Desktop Option in Advanced System Settings.
From 98 to XP now this....... jeez.
Just as well, I had to create a new inbound/outbound rule(s) for the custom port choices I made. Which included RDP I/O ports xxxx. I did the router. I modified Windows\Web\TsWeb\Default.htm MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2 section to add line MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RDPPort = xxxx for http://YOURIP#:xxxx/tsweb folder to work from any browser with remote desktop activex installed. I have more then a few computers at home, I get how this works with XP (Pro) and all.

But did this feature become one of those things that the industry decided we didnt deserve to have included or what !
My first look at the Win7 Firewall and I knew, Mom and Dad werent going to have a clue how to manage this.

TSWeb folder ended up in a different folder from XP, but I can access the tsweb/default.htm, and the firewall is set to allow the RDP port number both in and out. I think Win7 doesnt know its supposed to allow it to happen.
IIS --- check
Router settings ---- check
Win7 Firewall -----holycrap, check
http://MYIP#:PORT/tsweb ------CHECK !
I get what jimbo45 gets..... Remote connections might not be enabled, cause I know the rest of the excuses it gives couldnt possibly be the issue.
Will somebody please tell my Win7 Home Premium OS its ok !
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