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Is it safe to still use a remote desktop server behind a firewall as a backup.

Is it safe to still use a remote desktop server behind a firewall as a backup.

This would be used as a form of backup.  If one office is down and they couldn't vpn to their on workstation at their office, they could vpn to our 2nd office and connect to a Remote Desktop Server.

Any thoughts on this method would be most appreciated.


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Lee W, MVP

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Lee W, MVP

The biggest problem with VPN is that you're putting the remote computer basically on your network.  This used to be a viewed as a good idea, but given that YOU don't (necessarily) control the health of the remote computer, it's generally considered a bad idea these days.  Not to mention, it becomes more difficult to secure files and other information when you allow VPN connectivity.  If you have an RDS server, I would suggest setting up an RD Gateway and enable multi-factor authentication (likely with a third party product) so you don't need VPN and have a more secure environment.
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