Connecting to client sites without remote desktop or LogMeIn

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We need to connect to clients sites securely. They will not let us use remote desktop or log me in. Can we deploy a VPN hardware device on site over the Internet to secure our connection?

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Hi Troubleshooter2,

I don’t see any major problem of using Remote Desktop over a L2TP or IPSEC VPN (knowing that both can be implemented using only Microsoft technology).

As for LogMeIn I also have some reserves once the session traverses devices that you don’t know and don’t have any control over.

I haver several clients with hundreds of L2TP VPN clients that remotely connect to an ISA server. They mostly use Remote Desktop for Terminal Services without any issue for some years now.

Please post back, if you think I can be of further help.


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  • Denny Cherry
    A VPN connection would be the typical way to connect to a remote company as a VPN creates a secure connection between your machine and their network. Then you can use RDP to connect to the servers in question.
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  • Ingram87
    Another option would be SSH. You can tunnel other things, such as vnc over it. All you would have to do is setup an OpenSSH server at your client. You can do that on their existing server
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  • IceCubbe
    If you are looking for hardware take a look at BOMGAR, very useful remote support with encrytion, You also only pay for the number of admins using it, Regards
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Download WinSSHD and try out to overcome this issue ! From HERE
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  • Sixball
    Setting up any VPN is a great way to secure you site-to-site traffic. But, like Saturno and MrDenny stated, RDP is secure enough on its own, but RDP via VPN is even more so...
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  • Redtyke
    Have you had a look at remote control using VNC? See UltraVNC SC, we use it here for remote control of Windows desktops / laptops. See: HTH
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  • The Most-Watched IT Questions: March 8, 2011 - ITKE Community Blog
    [...] 5. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta are thorough and helpful in this inquiry about handling errors in CL programs. 6. The whole gang’s here! Mrdenny, Ingram87, IceCubbe, Rechil, Sixball, Redtyke, and Saturno gave some ideas and opinions on connecting to client sites without remote desktop or LogMeIn. [...]
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  • Chippy088
    Interesting question. Why ask us, when the client is denying your access. Shouldn't you be asking them how they want you to connect, or is this a hacking attempt? I think I'd like more information about what you want to do over the connection.
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