Solved

RDP issue

Posted on 2007-03-27
4
232 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
If I want to remote into my server through RDP I have to type in "Server1:8080" why is that? The consultant set it up that the port number has to be specified in the name... why and how did he do that??
0
Comment
Question by:sbodnar
[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
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 18800852
Why?  Ask him.  I could speculate all day... and here's a couple of ideas:
1.  Port 3389 was in use by something else
2.  He thought it would be more secure
3.  He was trying to find a way to charge you more by doing unnecessary work.

How?  Registry Edit - OR - NAT Port Mapping.  
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
itsireland earned 50 total points
ID: 18802309
Have a look at this article from microsoft. It shows where to set the listening port. If it is not 3389 but 8080 here's where you may be able to change it but something else could be using 3389.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/187623

Do you have more computers running RDP? In that case maybe the firewall / router is forwarding all request for 8080 to one server and 3389 to another.

0
 

Author Comment

by:sbodnar
ID: 18802423
no..just the one server is running RDP
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:itsireland
ID: 18806780
You can just try it but there is the risk something else fails that is currently using 3389. You will probably get an error then maybe with a clue who's using the port. You can always change it back to the way it was. Maybe try a port scanner to see what 3389 currently is up to...
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Introduction At 19:33 (UST) on Tuesday 21st September the long awaited email arrived with the subject title of “ANNOUNCING THE AVAILABILITY OF WINDOWS SBS 7 PREVIEW”.  It was time to drop whatever I was doing and dedicate as much bandwidth as possi…
The SBS 2011 release date (RTM) is supposed to be around Christmas, 2011.  This article is a compilation of my notes -- things I have learned first hand.  The items are in a rather random order, but I think this list covers most of what is new and d…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

749 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