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Re: RDP, can it be done safely?
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 17:19:25 -0400

Hi Dainiel,

You might find it easier to use another remote access solution.
I probably should have elaborated: if users are local, understand that RDP
is probably un-encrypted or weakly encrypted. If the users are remote, you
might find it easier to use another remote access solution.
Jeff
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com> wrote:

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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