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Is it possible to accept rdp connections on a custom port and redirect them to the stand port on the lan

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what I want to do is change the port I accept connections to my terminal server to a custom port.   however I only want to do this for my remote users.   Is it possible to redirect the custom port through the firewall.
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Depends on the firewall. Can you provide details?
It really does not matter that you have a 'custom' port on the outside. The service will still be recognized by an port scanner.
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if that defeats the purpose then I guess it doesn't matter.   I need to change the listening port on the terminal server than right?
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Whatever port you change it to either on the outside, or on the server, it will be recognized by a port scanner. If you have a web service running on port 1741 instead of the standard port 80, a port scanner will report "hey, there's a web service running on port 1741".
The best protection is to use a VPN for LAN access and then use the private IP address of the server for terminal services..
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Are you still working on this? Do you need more information? Can you close out this question?

Thanks!
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