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Setting up a static IP at home for RDC

I was asked by someone how they could connect to their home system with a laptop elsewhere.  Setting up the PC and the home router to forward port 3390 I can do, but then there is the question of the home IP address.  While not as frequent as years past, the potential for the IP address to be reset by the ISP is still there.  I did a search and found two dnd dynamic update services that people seem to like using ...NOIP.com and DYN.com.

My question, which I didn't see on the respective websites is...when I connect to the address I am given, do I connect as a RDC session, or is it in IE working like windows explorer?  He wants to be able to use software installed on the home pc, not just access files.
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
you would have to connect with an RDP session

usersubdomain.dyn.com


You just have to make sure his computer or router is running the software to update the IP address if it changes.
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J4sstromAuthor Commented:
So it does open a standard remote desktop session?  Not just a version of windows explorer?
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
it should as long as the correct ports are forwarded through his router/firewall
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J4sstromAuthor Commented:
Awesome...thank you.
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
I would use teamviewer though. Having a computer available to the internet with RDP is really risky.
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