RDP from External IP

Posted on 2012-09-10
Last Modified: 2012-09-29
I am trying to RDP into a server 2008 r2 standard server at the office via an external IP address.

I open RDC and type the IP address: 66.149.X.X:8089 and I get:

1) Remote access to the server is not enabled (which it is)
2) The remote computer is turned off (not turned off)
3) The remote computer is not available on the network (it is on the network)

I can RDC to the server when im in the office using the name and the local IP.
Wirewall is turned off
Router is set to pass RDP traffic from 66.149.X.X to the internal ip

What am I missing?
Question by:NoobNKC
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    by:Evan Cutler
    execute this in command prompt

    telnet 66.149.X.X 8089

    Can you connect? (either turns blank, or gives you login...but not a connection error).
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    8089 - did you change the RDP port on the server?, normally its 3389...

    2 things needed on your router/firewal

    1) Port 8089 opened
    2) Nat translation from 66.149.x.x to

    Sounds like you've completed 2), can you confirm point 1)?

    As per arcee123, the telnet test will confirm port is open...if you get a blank screen
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    Default Port is 3389 give it a try if you have not changed
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    can you ping 66.149.X.X and get a reply from externally. How did you enable RDP on the server, just to be sure?
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    1)"Router is set to pass RDP traffic from 66.149.X.X to the internal ip",,, what port you have forwared? could you please tell us... please make sure you forward 3389.

    2)if you are using Win 2008R2 make sure you are trying to access via Win7 computer or Less secure connection are enable in server RDP settings.

    3) try to remote in and look @ your firewall logs.

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