How to setup static IP address to access remote desk top server

Posted on 2009-02-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
we have a server in a data center that allow few developer from outside the firewall to logon by
remote desk top access on their PC that runs XP.

We have been told we need to setup "Static IP" address list on the server that allow to do the remote desk top login.  - I think this make sense from the security control point of view.

Is any one know how to do this from the adminstration control on the server?   Please help


Question by:mshox1
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    by:Ken Fayal
    First, you have to be assigned a static IP address from your ISP.   Next, do you have a firewall?  Because you may have to set up some port forwarding if you only have one Remote Desktop to connect to.
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    KAptain is right ...
    You need to statically assign your IP address internally (i.e. 10.1.1.x) or whatever your internal netowrk is.
    Then you need to allow REMOTE DESKTOP on the server --> right click on my computer --> properties --> make sure allow remoste desktop is checked.
    You need to make sure you have a public IP address to use from your range provided by your ISP.
    Create a Port translation Port 3389) to the Remote Desktop port  to the internal server from the IP address
    On the firewall only allow public IP addresses that will be accessing the server  - if you do not know at least allow logging, so you can see what IP addresses are addressing it.

    Author Comment

    suppose we can get all above,   can you help me to confirm this can be done, and some steps we need to follow.   because our server is hosted in a data center.   thanks
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    Go to your Network properties, by explorer and down you well see [My network places],  right click it, select properties,  you will see [Network Connections].

    Now right click the Ethernet device you want to have a static ip address.
    select [Status].  A window will open name: Network Connection Status.
    Click the [Support] tab menu.
    You will see:
    Ip address:
    Subnet Mask:
    Default gateway:

    Click the Details:
    Dns Servers.

    Now, right down every ip address assign to each property.
    Close Network Connection  Detail Window.

    At [General] tab menu, click properties, when your in the network connection properties window, scroll down to see [Internet protocol (TCP/IP), click the properties button.

    Click: (Write down all you have seen in the  Network Connection Status)
    Use the following IP address:
    Subnet mask:
    Default gateway:

    Use the following DNS server addresses.
    Preffered DNS Server:

    OK, OK.

    About Remote desktop connection: go to my computer properties, [remote] tab menu, check Allow users to connect remotely to this computer.

    That's it!

    Great is our GOD.


    Author Closing Comment

    excellent.  thank you.

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