[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Difference between Remote Desktop Connection and VPN

Posted on 2004-10-27
4
Medium Priority
?
2,005 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I Currently connect to my Win2K server from my XP Pro desktop using a Remote Desktop Connection, but this does not allow file transfers. I have been told that a VPN would allow this. What extra functionality does a VPN have and how easy would it be to set up.
0
Comment
Question by:DColin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:SKULLS_Hawk
ID: 12420008
VPN is a connection method. this in itself won't allow for connection transfers, but will give you a more direct connection to the other box.  You need VPN enabled devices on either end though, and it can get complicated.

http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

I try and avoid Remote Desktop if I can.  I use VNC for remote connections.  More because I need to see if there are any messages on the actual machine which RD doesn't allow.

The above link allows for file transfers, use that instead of RD and your existing connection setup should be fine.  If you have a firewall you will need to open the relevant port.  I think it's 5900.
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 12421995
Why VPN is safe and secure can be got here
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/vpn/security.html

MS is yet to get the option of file transfer in Remote desktop connections which will be probably be an added feature in Longhorn or future windows..

SR
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:TannerMan
ID: 12422301
If you have a vpn connection and you have correct name resolution you can transfer files all you want to whether you use RDP, VNC, Net Meeting or what not. You don't even have to connect to the mahine.
Just connect to the destination machine's drives if you have acceess permissions.

You vpn FROM remotePC1 and you want to put files on hostServer2
From remotePC1 go to your run command and type

\\hostServer2\c$
If your not an admin on hostServer2, then use a network share you do have access to like \\hostServer2\MyShare

If homePC1 is not a member of the domain for hostServer2 you'll be prompted to enter username/password/domain. Log in.
The folder from hostServer2 will open cut/paste, or whatever you need to do.

Don't have name resolution? then change it to the IP of the host machine as in \\192.168.10.23\c$

VPN is, as stated, a connection RDP/VNC, ect., is a remote operational method
You only need VPN to get to the machines for file transfers

Hope it helps
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
abu_deep earned 2000 total points
ID: 12422363
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever set up your wireless router at home or in the office to find that you little pop-up bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows read "IP Conflict - One of more computers on the network have been assigned the following IP address"…
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question