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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

15 Feb 2013   #170
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PCG View Post
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I would still like to give RDC a try if some one here could point me in the right direction.

Thank you
I cannot speak your Windows 8 RDC issue, but I hope that you have a really good password selected and that you change it often. There are lots of automated scanning tools looking for ports that respond to connections for RDC, VNC and other such tools.

I suggest that you stick with TeamViewer and you might want to install LogMeIn Free as a backup. I've had TeamViewer not respond before. It is always best to have at least two ways into system.


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15 Feb 2013   #171
PCG

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I cannot speak your Windows 8 RDC issue, but I hope that you have a really good password selected and that you change it often. There are lots of automated scanning tools looking for ports that respond to connections for RDC, VNC and other such tools.

I suggest that you stick with TeamViewer and you might want to install LogMeIn Free as a backup. I've had TeamViewer not respond before. It is always best to have at least two ways into system.
Thank you UsernameIssues. For now, I disabled all RDC and remote assistance capabilities on all machines, removed port forwarding and buttoned down all three firewalls. I'm gonna give TeamViewer a try.

Do the security issues you refer to about automated scanning tools apply to TV as well, or is that more centered on RDC when port forwarding is enabled?
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15 Feb 2013   #172
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

TeamViewer's default settings uses a better method of protecting you than Microsoft's default settings do. RDC is fine inside a network - I just would not expose it to the internet.

Visit this website:
TeamViewer Security
Download the Security Statement PDF on the right hand side of that page.

Or use this direct link to that PDF:
http://www.teamviewer.com/images/pdf...yStatement.pdf

Of particular interest is this from page 5:
As a defence against brute force attacks, TeamViewer exponentially increases the latency between the
connection attempts. For 24 attempts it already takes 17 hours. The latency is only reset after successfully entering the correct password.
TeamViewer does not only have a mechanism in place to protect its customers from attacks from one
specific computer, but also from multiple computers known as Botnet attacks, trying to access one
particular TeamViewer-ID.

LogMeIn has a different security model. I suggest adding the personal password to the connection process. You will need to know the username and password for the account (just like you were sitting at the computer) plus you need to know the personal password. Once you try that personal password, you will see why it cannot (as far as I know) be cracked via brute-force.
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26 Feb 2013   #173
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Question on this: "D) To connect to that computer your format will now be ISPIPAddress:PortNumber (ex. 222.222.2.8:1234) to connect to that specific computer behind the router"

In order to use this port number, the IP address has to be static or they will change via DHCP, how is this accomplished and still be able to receive a address via my internet host?
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01 May 2013   #174
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The free version of the Hamachi VPN tool ends the VPN connection if the remote computer is locked. You can RDP to a remote computer using RDC, but once you disconnect, the remote computer will lock and the VPN will not be available for subsequent connections.

The info/video in this post...
Windows 7 Remote Desktop Keeps Reappearing
...should show you how to work around that free version limitation. You still need a second tool (like TeamViewer or LogMeIn free) to connect to the remote computer, but RDC is just better at some things than other remote admin tools.
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18 Apr 2015   #175
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Regarding WIN7 HOME to host a REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION:

All of MS literature says it cannot be done & your website indicates it can via 3rd party software, but I stumbled onto this @ answers.microsoft.com:

Simply change the fDenyTSConnections value in the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” hive to “0” from “1” and you can RDP into the system. One has always been able to do this. The options available in the UI reflect which editions include support for the feature. You can enable RDP on Home if you wish, it just isn’t supported.

One can also set the UserAuthentication value to 1 in the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp” to require NLA if you wish.


Is this BOGUS? I have attempted it & no luck. Maybe I am missing something?
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23 Apr 2015   #176
Satyricon

Windows 7 Pro (64)
 
 

Hi. I didnt find the official site-info at microsoft answering my questions:


Can I setup this RDC ? Or does it not support different os-versions?


1. client computer = runs Windows 7 Pro
2. the host /target = runs windows 8.1

I want to use the windows7 computer at work,when travelling etc and connect to the win 8.1 machine!
And what about vpn/proxy ? does it support this?
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25 Apr 2015   #177
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Satyricon View Post
Hi. I didnt find the official site-info at microsoft answering my questions:


Can I setup this RDC ? Or does it not support different os-versions?


1. client computer = runs Windows 7 Pro
2. the host /target = runs windows 8.1

I want to use the windows7 computer at work,when travelling etc and connect to the win 8.1 machine!
And what about vpn/proxy ? does it support this?
Based on what I found it is the HOME edition OS that cannot host without 3rd party software. I do not know about WIN 8.1. However, I was able to get WIN 7 HOME to be the host using ULTRAVNC:
UltraVNC VNC Remote Support Software Desktop Control Free Opensource

The documentation is poor, but YOUTUBE has some tutorials in setting it up.
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20 Aug 2015   #178
Satyricon

Windows 7 Pro (64)
 
 

Thanks..

I also found out that Windows 8.1 "home" cannot host RDC.
I have a win7 PRO laptop that can, but i need it the other way..

Win 8.1 is available to upgrade I believe..?
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