How Does this happen? Remote Desktop MSTSC connects to SonicWall WAN address and then straight to our Terminal Server
Posted on 2014-02-07
We have a SonicWall TZ210, a Domain, a LAN with a Terminal Server and all works rather well.
Recently we distributed some laptops to our field staff and I installed SonicWall GVPN clients so they could log in to the SonicWall, authenticate as a SonicWall user, get a virtual local IP and run MSTSC to access our Terminal Server.
All that works PERFECTLY.
A few weeks later to my GREAT SURPRISE the notebook users tell me they no longer use the GVPN client because they can type in the WAN Address of the SonicWall ( which they read from the gvpn setup) IN MSTSC and it then simply prompts for their Domain user credentials and pops them right into the Terminal Server.
While I am not a complete newbie to SonicWalls ( I support 5 of them around town) I was surprised and would like some more experienced SonicWall users to comment or give me some insight as to what is allowing this to happen.