Exchange 2019 - Ensure that your server is not accessible externally on port 3389

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In this video we advise you on the dangers of having Remote Desktop (RDP) using port 3389 exposed to the internet and how they can brute force attack your server and once they have access they can pretty much do anything and you end up with a server that has ransomware on.

Video Steps

1. Open Control Panel

Open up control panel by clicking on start and typing in Control Panel and then press enter.

2. Open System

Double click on System to open the basic info page.

3. Remote settings

On the left hand side click on remote settings.

4. Verify RDP Settings

At the bottom of the page, check the settings for RDP and adjust it accordingly.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Excellent advice about something often overlooked by new administrators. 👍
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