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Re: RDP, can it be done safely?
From: Larry Seltzer <larry () larryseltzer com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 17:20:15 -0400

See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782610(WS.10).aspx



If you connect through a VPN it should be as secure as anything else you’re
going to consider.



*From:* full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk [mailto:
full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] *On Behalf Of *Jeffrey Walton
*Sent:* Wednesday, June 09, 2010 5:04 PM
*To:* Daniel Sichel
*Cc:* full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
*Subject:* Re: [Full-disclosure] RDP, can it be done safely?



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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