Can't connect to a Windows XP workstation using rdp after joining the workstation into the domain

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I cannot connect to a Windows XP workstation using rdp after joining the workstation into the domain from remote via the router.
RDP from inside the local network is possible.
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Try to disable the firewall in workstation and also make sure rdp port opened in firewall too.

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If you're going through a router that is doing NAT then you will have to setup port forwarding for port 3389 to the ipaddress that the computer is getting.  It's best to give the computer a static address so you can setup the forward.  View your router documentation to find out how to setup port forwarding.
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Are you using a VPN to connect? If so the server has likely applied firewall rules to the PC. If that is the case you need to allow the remote subnet as per:
http://www.lan-2-wan.com/RD-FW.htm
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Hi RobWill,
your proposal seems good - but i can't change the scope of the remotedesktop-exception - it's greyed!
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If it is grayed out it is due to a group policy being applied. Usually you cannot enable/disable the firewall but you can edit the scope options.
It sounds like you will have to locate and edit the policy on the server. The following link outlines how to do so on some windows servers:
http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000193.htm

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The description in the linked article helped to find the right place in the jungle of windows sbs group policies (german).

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