How do I make our RDS server available from the Internet

Posted on 2016-11-03
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Last Modified: 2016-11-04

So we have a RDS server that work internally, I've been asked if it possible to extent this out to the internet?

I got some idea I guess we'll need a certificate and to open up the firewall

but could someone point me in the right direction?

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You do not want a server exposed to the internet.  You should be able to set up a VPN solution that allows authorized users to connect to the server.

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eeRoot - Ok sounds good where do I start? Can you point me in the right direction?

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Agree with @eeRoot. If your router or firewall allows for a VPN connection, this would be the more secure route.

From outside, any client with the VPN client connects first to our firewall. Then they open the RDC connection just as if they were internal.

Smooth as silk.
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Do you have an existing firewall in place?

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Yep we do and that the route we are going to take - thank you for nudging me in the right direction.

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