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How to setup RD web access using dyndns server 2012 r2

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How to setup RD web access using dyndns server 2012 r2
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Question by:Dan Dhillon
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Hi Dan,  

Could you tell me little bit more about your server setup ?
- Do you have hardware firewall ?
- Have you port-forwarding set up ?
- Is this company setup ?
- What type of service do you have from DynDns ?

DynDns is a service to keep your dynamic public IP address linked and updated to their website and your personal web link and it's all about settings, install of client on server,etc.
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by:Dan Dhillon
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Hi David

Have firewall opened ports 80,3389 .. have a dyndns client installed on the server. I'm just learning built a lab to practice. How do I get a ssl certificate please? Or how can I get a self cert ?
Do I need one for all three connection broker?
Rd web access? and Rd gateway ?
thanks for your reply back.
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by:Dan Dhillon
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Hi David,

thanks for your reply, I've tried everything in those links doesn't tell me how to access rd web access using dyndns?

thanks
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by:Dan Dhillon
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Hi David,

thanks for your reply, I've tried everything in those links doesn't tell me how to access rd web access using dyndns?

thanks
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

when I goto https://mydomain.dyndns.net internally I get "error unable to access rd web" externally I get nothing.
when I created certificates it said untrusted - ok. I can access rd web when I use https://internal-ip/rdweb.
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

when I goto https://mydomain.dyndns.net internally I get "error unable to access rd web" externally I get nothing.
when I created certificates it said untrusted - ok. I can access rd web when I use https://internal-ip/rdweb.
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by:No More
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Try https://<Your Public IP>/rdweb

What service do you have from DynsDns ? is it paid or free ?
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

I have free dyndns service.
I don't have a static ip address, will https://ip address/rdweb.. Still work?

thanks
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

I have free dyndns service.
I don't have a static ip address, will https://ip address/rdweb.. Still work?

thanks
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It will if you have set up your port forwarding example:    

Public Port Range    7000-7000    
      
Target IP Address     192.168.0.201
      
Target Port Range    80
      
Protocol    both    TCP/UDP

Depends on your router and ISP
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

do I need to open port 443,7000,80,3389 to the ip address will it work then? is that what you mean.

Thanks
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

do I need to open port 443,7000,80,3389 to the ip address will it work then? is that what you mean.

Thanks
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

do I need to open port 443,7000,80,3389 to the ip address will it work then? is that what you mean.

Thanks
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by:No More
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Yes, but as I said it depends on your ISP what they allow you to do,

you can check it on http://www.portchecktool.com/

For example I have my Public IP with port 7000   targeting my private IP 192.168.0.201 port 3389   for remote desktop to my server

Also check port list https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16164.which-ports-are-used-by-a-rds-2012-deployment.aspx


Also remember that if you want to access it from outside you have use different internet connection
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

I will try this tomorrow and report back to you.

many thanks 😃
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If so I would suggest to have VNC or Teamviewer installed on your server for remote access
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

I had solarwinds msp installed on the server but my stupid colleague did not renew the licence. So will check tomorrow and report back.

thanks
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

I had solarwinds msp installed on the server but my stupid colleague did not renew the licence. So will check tomorrow and report back.

thanks
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by:Dan Dhillon
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David,

I just tried http://public-ip and I can get ms internet information services page. looks like something is working. checked to see if port 443 is opened seems like it's closed.

thanks
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