securing RDP for windows 2008 server

Hi, does the Remote Desktop Service on windows 2008 server capable to do the following 2 things?

1. Limit the attempt tries from the client, i.e. 3 tries failed then suspend this account for few hours?
2. Specified the IPs, only specified IPs can connect the server?

instead changin the port 3389, is there any other way to securing the rdp for win2k8?

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joeyluAsked:
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi,

Refer this article:
http://www.biztechmagazine.com/article.asp?item_id=323

I hope this helps,
Shree
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You're not exposing RDP to the internet are you?  Setup a VPN.  I believe account lockout would work then.  And people only get in if you give them VPN access.
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joeyluAuthor Commented:
i could setup the vpn, but again, how could I only allow access from vpn IPs, and denie all the public access from other IPs?
and what if my server doesn't allow VPN setup?
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joeyluAuthor Commented:
to shreedhar,
your link doesn't have anything to do to answer my questions, actually I visited that page while ago, it teaches you how to setup the remote server with SSL
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You have a Windows Server - of course it allows VPN - all Windows Servers since the NT4 RRAS update will act as a VPN server.

Otherwise, you need a FIREWALL - a hardware firewall - that you can set the ACLs on.  This is a business correct - so you DO have a firewall , right?
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joeyluAuthor Commented:
yes I can setup the VPN, let's say the given IP range for the VPN is 192.168.1.1-254, but how could I limit the clients to connect to the remote server ONLY in this IP range? which refers back to my original post
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'll repeat:
you need a FIREWALL - a hardware firewall - that you can set the ACLs on.  This is a business correct - so you DO have a firewall , right?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
ACL - Access Control Lists
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joeyluAuthor Commented:
so basically what u saying is that I can only use firewall to limit the range of IPs to access the rdp, the windows server itself doesn't have such function?
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