RDP communication using SSP RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am wondering about the exact way that the RDP connection is opend when using SSP. We have firewalls between all systems (client network and server network and different hyper-v systems). Therefor I try to understand how the RDP connection works when using SSP.

    So what I understand is that I have to open firewall ports for

    my client --> SSP Server on port 443 - then when I want to open a rdp session it goes from

    my client --> VM on RDP port

    That means I have a many-to-many firewall requirements as any client that wants to open a RDP sesssion to any VM has to be opened - as the RDP connection is directly from my client to the VM. Is this correct?

    What I have looked for is 1-to-many. I had hoped that it is possible to connect from my client to SSP on port 443 and then when opening an RDP session - this session will be opened from the SSP server to the VM. Then there is something like a display images shown from SSP to my client so that I see the RDP session. In that scenario I only have to open 1 server adress to many VMs. So is there any way to realize that?

    I hope I was able to express what I tried to ask.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:28 PM


  • Hyper-V Manager uses VMConnect for connections to virtual machines from remote consoles. VMConnect uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) listener port to provide console connections to a virtual machine via
    the parent partition in Hyper-V.

    VMM uses the same Single Port Listener technology to provide the administrator with live thumbnails in the VMM Administrator Console. The VMM Self-Service Portal and VirtualMachineViewer.exe also use the
    Single Port Listener technology of RDP.

    However, the Single Port Listener for RDP is available only for console connections from a computer that is running one of the following operating systems: Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. If the client computer is running any other operating system, VMM connects directly to the guest operating system that is running inside the virtual machine by using standard RDP. In that case, VMM can make the connection only if the virtual machine is in a running state and virtual guest services are installed on the virtual machine.


    Mohamed Fawzi | http://fawzi.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by sroe Monday, January 21, 2013 8:32 AM
    Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:19 AM