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How do I connect to my server (that's working under windows server 2008 rc2) via REAL IP using rdp while its VPN connection is active?

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  • How do I connect to my server (that's working under windows server 2008 rc2) via REAL IP using rdp while its VPN connection is active?

    Friday, December 07, 2012 1:30 AM

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  • If the VPN is active, then you will be connected to the internal network. This also assumes the DNS addresses that are provided to the VPN clients are the internal DNS. Therefore, internally, if a DNS zone is created by the same name you access it publicly, such as rdp.domain.com and it has a blank host record with the internal IP of the server, then it will resolve to the internal IP and that's what you will be connecting by.

    If the record doesn't exist, you can access it by the internal private IP. If you want to access it by the same external public name, such as rdp.example.com, you can create a zone called rdp.domain.com (yes, the whole name is the zone name), then right-click the zone, select new Host, leave the name field blank, and provide the internal IP.

    This is the same thing we do when configuring Exchange CAS server for OWA and ActiveSync access. We create a mail.domain.com zone internally, and provide the private IP. This way a phone or laptop's Outlook can work internally or externally configured with the same name.


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP/EA, MCTS Windows 2008/R2 & Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 EA, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    Technical Blogs & Videos: http://www.delawarecountycomputerconsulting.com/

    This post is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

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    Friday, December 07, 2012 7:31 AM

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  • Hi,

    Could you please elaborate your scenario? The server you trying to RDP have more than one NIC? What IP address you trying to connection? Private or Public IP address?

    Best Regards,
    Aiden

     


    Aiden Cao
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 07, 2012 4:26 AM
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  • If the VPN is active, then you will be connected to the internal network. This also assumes the DNS addresses that are provided to the VPN clients are the internal DNS. Therefore, internally, if a DNS zone is created by the same name you access it publicly, such as rdp.domain.com and it has a blank host record with the internal IP of the server, then it will resolve to the internal IP and that's what you will be connecting by.

    If the record doesn't exist, you can access it by the internal private IP. If you want to access it by the same external public name, such as rdp.example.com, you can create a zone called rdp.domain.com (yes, the whole name is the zone name), then right-click the zone, select new Host, leave the name field blank, and provide the internal IP.

    This is the same thing we do when configuring Exchange CAS server for OWA and ActiveSync access. We create a mail.domain.com zone internally, and provide the private IP. This way a phone or laptop's Outlook can work internally or externally configured with the same name.


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP/EA, MCTS Windows 2008/R2 & Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 EA, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    Technical Blogs & Videos: http://www.delawarecountycomputerconsulting.com/

    This post is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    FaceBook Twitter LinkedIn

    Friday, December 07, 2012 7:31 AM