Remote Desktop Access QUestion

Posted on 2005-05-10
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I know that this may be a silly question but, is it possible go have a user remotely connect to our domain and have control of their own workstation desktop? (Like with RDC?)  Our networks DHCP is handled by the PIX 501 firewall (so we have only a few IPs pointing to the outside) everything else is in our class C. Would this require a VPN connection? Or would I have to designate a specific IP (outside) for the workstation in question and have Remote Desktop enabled on it? (I am looking for a group solution  so I can handle several RD requests)
Question by:Steenkbug
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Accepted Solution

Lee W, MVP earned 375 total points
ID: 13974179
Best, most secure thing is to use A VPN.  Then when a user connects to the VPN, they can use the Remote Desktop Client to connect to their XP Workstation.  (Only XP Pro will permit Remote Desktop Connections).

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ID: 13974789
Yes Yes Yes... I feel like such a dummy right about now. You were/are correct, and this is something I learned in networking 101. (I just didnt put the 2 and the other 2 together)
Thanks for 'spelling it out' for me :) I appreciate it

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