Remote Desktop Solution
Posted on 2011-09-08
Looking for a good RDP solution…
I manage a corporate network where users require remote access to their computers so they can work from home. To date I have been assigning static IP addresses to workstations via DHCP reservations and then opening a random port on the firewall and forwarding the connection to the users static IP address on port 3389. The solution works but has become unmanageable as the number of users requesting this kind of access continues to grow. Too many port forwarding rules that correlate to dhcp reservations etc.
I can implement a VPN solution and have users rdp to their computers by computer name. I have thought about a terminal server but not a great solution as users would have two different computers… their ts computer and their workstation which they use everyday.