Remote Desktop through NAT?

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I can connect through a cable/DSL router with NAT by forwarding port
3389 to the computer I want to connect to. However, this only works
for one computer.

Suppose I have several users who want to connect to their office PC's
at the same time? Is there a way to tell Remote Desktop to use a
different port? Is there any other way to handle this situation?

Note that the machines behind the NAT router use static IP addresses
and the network has no DHCP or DNS server.
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Bill
 
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Yes, but you'd have to manually configure every client and every workstation. You could get WTSGateway from terminal-services.net which acts as a router for RDP traffic allowing users to connect to any terminal server/remote desktop host by only exposing one port to the Public Internet.

Info here:
http://www.workthin.com/tsao.htm

How to Change the Listening Port for Remote Desktop
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q306759

Configuring the Remote Desktop Client to Connect to a Specific Port
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304304

Patrick Rouse
Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
http://www.workthin.com

----- Bill Todd wrote: -----

I can connect through a cable/DSL router with NAT by forwarding port
3389 to the computer I want to connect to. However, this only works
for one computer.

Suppose I have several users who want to connect to their office PC's
at the same time? Is there a way to tell Remote Desktop to use a
different port? Is there any other way to handle this situation?

Note that the machines behind the NAT router use static IP addresses
and the network has no DHCP or DNS server.
--
Bill
 
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You can forward additional ports to the additional machines (long and
convoluted) - see
http://members.cox.net/ajarvi/RemoteDesktop/Multiple_PC_RD.html for
more information on how to do this.

or

You can setup a VPN and allow people to access their machines without
doing this port forwarding.

See http://onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm and
http://onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm for more information.

Jeffrey Randow (Windows Net. & Smart Display MVP)
jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

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On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 19:46:31 -0700, Bill Todd <no@no.com> wrote:

>I can connect through a cable/DSL router with NAT by forwarding port
>3389 to the computer I want to connect to. However, this only works
>for one computer.
>
>Suppose I have several users who want to connect to their office PC's
>at the same time? Is there a way to tell Remote Desktop to use a
>different port? Is there any other way to handle this situation?
>
>Note that the machines behind the NAT router use static IP addresses
>and the network has no DHCP or DNS server.
 
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