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Re: RDP, can it be done safely?
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 17:04:26 -0400

Hi Dan,

Where are the users located (local LAN or from an untrusted network such as
the Internet)?

If I recall correctly, RDP encryption is "turned on" from a GPO setting that
applies to the host/server, and not just RDP [or was it strong encryption?]
(corrections, please). So you can get a secure RDP connection at the cost of
possibly breaking other functionality.
You might find it easier to use another remote access solution.

Jeff

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Daniel Sichel <daniels () ponderosatel com>wrote:

 We have a boneheaded group of software developers who even in this day
and age eschew the client server model of software for the easier dumber run
it from the console school of design. So I have this idiotic Windows
accounting application that MUST run on an application server, cannot be run
from a client.  Rather than have my accounting department log in directly to
the physical box, I would like to have them use some flavor of terminal
services on my Windows server. My question therefore is, can I turn on RDP
safely, without exposing my Windows server to risk of exploitation?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Dan S.
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