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Restricting RDP with Windows Firewall....but it doesn't work?!

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YashyFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Software FirewallsWindows Server 2008
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I'm trying to restrict RDP access so that only people on the WAN and LAN can access the terminal services box, along with the possibility of a few external IP addresses. We're on Windows 2008. In Windows Firewall, I've gone into 'Inbound Rule' and chosen RDP->Properties->Scope.

Within the scope, I've added the internal range which is

Then I've added the external IP. Apply, OK.

If I try to log onto remote desktop using the local IP (that's the IP), it won't connect me. If I enter the external IP, then it does.

Does anybody know why this happens? And how this can be fixed?

Thanks a lot
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