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RDP and using port Numbers

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Im working for a small town fire department.  They do not have a static IP so they use DYDNS and a Netgear WNDR4500.  Outside and Inside when they RDP they use the port number to get to a specific computer.  I want to turn this off but I am not sure where to look.  Anyone have any ideas?
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security Officer
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Look in the WNDR4500 and look for Port Forwarding, or Single Port Forwarding.  There is probably something there.  Also, look in the NAT/NAT Policy section if it has one.
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Port Forwarding is where you should go, there is probably one for each port.

http://screenshots.portforward.com/Netgear/WNDR4500/Port_Forwarding.htm
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Log in to the firewall and change the port forwarding. Just block all the ports and only allow port 3389 and 3390 (RDP-Ports) and the basic ports like ftp, ssh, http, https, SMTP, ... the other ports are a security concern.

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Everything Else does just fine when I RDP to the server it says its not connected.  Remote Desktop is allowed.
Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security Officer

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That's because you need to tell the Netgear to only allow 3389 to the server.

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I think its a server issue.  For instance the Server was named ABC123 on a normal network I just go to RDP and type in ABC123 and it RDP's.  This server will not do so.  Sadly I am undoing someone else's work so I am trying to figure why it does this.  Allow Remote Connections is checked.  The user names are on the remote desktop users list.  I can RDP to every other machine.

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Verify what port the Server is listening on.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security Officer

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Then that's a DNS issue.

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