3 martie 2012 11:51
hi i have 3 home server computers each does a different thing
but when i have my dyndns setup in my router and i try to log onto all 3 computers from a remote location it never works if i set it i router that anyone accessing 3389 will work
as i was trying to do ex comp1.mydoman.com comp2.mydomain.com comp3.mydoman.com i try doing that but doesnt work do you need to set them up as a domain or can u run under as a workgroup? my rest of the network is just a workgroup didnt wanna set up doman with user accounts for all the computers just be able to access all 3 servers from remote location without having to change the port on each server (and tried it but didnt work either)
any ideas this is for windows home server 2003
3 martie 2012 11:56
and what i dont wanna do anymore that makes it sometimes hard is
i remote desktop to one computer from internet and then when i logged on then i log onto the other comps locally with remote desktop wanna be able to seperate that
3 martie 2012 15:22Moderator
Generally, routers only let you redirect a port (such as 3389) to a single internal computer. What you're looking for is a reverse proxy server, which would examine incoming requests and route them appropriately. Microsoft's offering in that space is part of their Forefront product line, or there are free alternatives that run on various flavors of linux. All of these products are beyond the scope of this forum, however.
Your workaround, changing the port that remote desktop is listening on, should work, but it's not obvious how to do so and (of course) it's not supported. Try searching Google, Bing, or your search engine of choice for obvious keywords like "change remote desktop port".
I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
4 martie 2012 15:21
What I do, is use the port forwarding from my router to differentiate between multiple computers within my network.
When I connect to my public IP address with standard RDP (3389) traffic is forwarded to PC1 port 3389
When I connect to my public IP address with RDP set to port 3390 traffic is redirected to PC2 port 3389
Name In Port Out port Target IP address
When you connect to PC 2 you add :3390 behind your machine name.
Hope this helps.