How do I connect to Remote Desktop from Windows XP through WAN?

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How do I connect to Remote Desktop from Windows XP through WAN. (My Terminal server is behind NAT.) Note: When I attempt to connect to the server the system returns the following message: "Unable to connect server, server may be busy".
ASKED: April 23, 2008  4:17 PM
UPDATED: April 25, 2008  3:04 PM

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I’ve done this several times. You should just need to open the TCP port which RDP uses which is port 3389 by default through the firewall allowing it to connect to the internal machine. Does RDP work correctly from within the office?

You might also want to change the port from 3389 to something else:
<a href=”http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306759″>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306759</a>

If you chose this option, you will then connect like this
mstsc /v:YourStaticIP.COM:PortYouChose

This can provide some additional security through obscurity.

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