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How do I set up to dial in to a Win2K server from XP

Posted on 2007-07-31
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We have a Windows 2000 server with a modem and a dedicated phone line. We had been using PCAnywhere to dial in to this server from an XP PC that only has dial-up access on a dedicated modem. The PCA has stopped working and we don't like it anyway.

Is it possible to for the XP PC to dial in to the server using RDP? What do we need to learn about on the server to make it accpet calls like that? RAS?  Any pointers apprectiated.

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1. You can only use RDP if the ports 3389 is available ( unless it has been changed) externally ie via the internet. You can not dial into the server using that protocol.
2. Direct RDP over a broadband connection would be the easiest and best router however if you can not get the server on a dedicated internet connection i suggest using RRAS, getting the server to act as a VPN server then connecting to the server.
3. http://www.pctechnicians.ca/help/VPN.html on how to setup RRAS please editto use the dialup modem instead of a lan/router connection.
4. Enable remote administration mode on windows 2000 to allow RDP connections.
5. Once your workstation XP is connected to the VPN then use remote desktop connection to connect to the server : http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Using-Remote-Desktop-Windows-XP-Pro.html go to the start a session towards the middle.

I hope this helps..


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Thanks to both. Good info.

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