Remote connection to LAN workstations via Internet RRS feed

  • Question

  • Question:

    If I want to access my the desktop of my Vista workstation via WHS on the Internet, does my external firewall still use port 3389?  I ask this question because I had heard of talk that the remote desktop connection may use HTTPS and that the WHS server would proxy to 3389 on the LAN to the appropriate workstation.  This functionality would be useful as most corporations block outbound 3389 from their internal networks.

    Any information would be appreciated.
    Thanks, JS
    Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2:48 PM


  • Ports 443 and 4125 need to be port forwarded from your router to your home server.  Port 80 is optional, but is used for the default web site, so if you want that to show - then you also need to forward port 80. 


    Port 4125 is used for a Remote Desktop Proxy.  So once you authenticate with the home server via remote access and then your can access your home PCs that support, and have been configured for, Remote Desktop via port 3389 over your home network.  You should not change the firewall settings for port 3389 on your home server and it is not required or even recommended to open port 3389 on your router and forward it to your home server.




    Wednesday, August 29, 2007 3:00 PM