Remote Desktop client cant access

October 14, 2011 at 06:51:21
Specs: Windows 7, 2.66GHZ/32G
I have configured Windows server 2003 as VPN server. I am able to connect while on LAN (using private ip adr of server with user name and pwd) but not able to connect using WAN for instance from my home (using public ip adr with port number). I get the error

1. Remote access to server is not enabled

2. The remote computer is turned off

3. The remote computer is not available on the network.

Server is hard wired to the router and getting a fixed/static ip adr from router. I have not changed any setting on serve after following the instructions by setup wizard. On router NAT is on and port 5900 is assigned for that.

Any suggestions/help will be greatly appreciated.


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October 14, 2011 at 08:18:26
unless you changed the listening port of rdp the default port to forward in the router is 3389

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October 14, 2011 at 10:05:49
Thank you wanderer for your reply. But the thing is I am connected to a Time Capsule. About 20 pcs and macs are connected wirelessly and working fine. Needed RDC only for hardwired windows server. In Time Capsule NAT is enabled and the closest service for remote desktop in there is Apple Remote Desktop and that uses port 5900 and 3283.

Does this tells you something what we can resolve?


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October 14, 2011 at 10:35:50
You are not connecting to a apple remote desktop right? But to a MS server. You want to use RDP. Right?

If you don't see a way to add a service, in this case ms remote desktop and forward 3389 to the static ip of the server...

you will need to get a router that can.

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October 16, 2011 at 16:59:22
Thank yo so much for your help Wanderer. I did use the custom settings for RDP. In this case used standard port 3389 and it did work. This resolved my issue.

Now can you tell me how can I access that server on port 80?


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