Remote Desktop XP :test RDP from a remote session

Posted on 2004-11-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
I need to test RDP access from a remote site. At my client's sites I setup RDP but then RDP to my server at my office to test this access. I know I need to use one client's PC to RDP to my office then open RDP from my office to another PC at my client's site. Does this really demonstrate that RDP is working (sourced from my office server) or is the second RDP session (my office one) really just sourced from the PC at my client's site- hence I'm really not testing RDP from my office. In essence I need a way to verify at my client's site RDP is configured and working from a remote site w/o leaving the client's site- suggestions?
Question by:murphymail
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    Well there are a couple of things you could do...

    1) You could set up different settings for each connection for example open remote desktop and select options; from your office set your display to full color and enable backgrounds. Then from the client disable backgrounds and set the color up to 256.

    2) Using this same idea you could set up the remote computer to start a program when the remote connects to the second remote.

    Another solution is to connect using another remote control tool (this is good if you want to have a backup)  I think VNC software is free.

    Hope this helps
    LVL 2

    Accepted Solution

    It sounds like you're testing it correctly, that's the same way I do it.

    Expert Comment

    This question hurt my head reading it.  If you can RDP to any connection then it works.  By being able to RDP to another site from another site (2 different RDP connections) it is sometimes hard to tell the difference.  Therefore jgiordano has the right idea changing the display colors so you can tell which connection your on.  The fact that you can connected to both computers tells you hands down that your RDP works.

    Expert Comment

    Hello This A gOOD Work  Thx

    Expert Comment

    hello All Pepel I 'm I new User In This Ste Ok  , I Need God Work  Pls All
    thx MaN

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

    All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

    iTunes uses a third party component from  GEAR Software ( for accessing the CD/DVD drives in Windows computers.  This component is registered as a filter driver for all CD/DVD drives.  Sometimes the iTunes installation or…
    Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
    Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate ( First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    759 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    7 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now