Configuring Router for Remote Desktop into Windows Server 2003
Posted on 2011-09-24
I am working with a family member to replace an outdated setup for his home network which contains a desktop, laptop, wireless printer, and a server 2003 machine on a static IP. The server 2003 machine is used for storing billing information and there are several small businesses that connect to it remotely, via Remote Desktop, to review their billings and other records.
The network was setup with a modem connected to a wired router, and the wired router was then later connected to an additional wireless router. To reduce this clutter, I replaced the wired & wireless routers with a single D-Link wireless N router. Everything has now been setup and all machines have internet access and the wireless network is functional again, however, I am having trouble reconfiguring the server to accept Remote Desktop connections over the static IP address.
The server 2003 machine has a local static IP of 192.168.2.93, so I know I need to setup port forwarding on the router to forward all incoming traffic on a specific port to this local static IP. I was under the impression that this would be port 3389, so I set that up in the D-Link configuration, but the Remote Desktop client still won't connect.
Is there a different port I should be using instead, or is there something else I'm missing?