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I keep getting this error when I attempt to connect to our remote Database using Remote Desktop Connection .

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First, which reason of those 3 would it be?

I search online and I found out this may involve Firewall , and that if I open( or is it "close" , I'm a little confused on that) port 3389 then it may work. If this works it saves at least 10 minutes daily for me.

But how insecure is this? Is it a mjor risk to make port 3389 unrestricted?

thanks for any tips/advice


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closed as unclear what you're asking by kinokijuf, Moses, Tog, Mokubai, Kevin Panko Nov 27 '13 at 4:13

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"Is it a major risk to make port 3389 unrestricted?" Yes, it is. Every scriptie kid on the block will be taking in their share of your system :) –  dasblinkenlight Jul 27 '12 at 13:09
Does this relate to programming or software development, or simply an IT question? –  Alex W Jul 27 '12 at 13:12
The real question is, how can I avoid having to Remote Desktop into my database server every day? Can you set up a scheduled task to do whatever it is you're doing? Use PowerShell? –  Dogmang Jul 27 '12 at 13:14
Also are you asking about opening your port 3389 or the servers port 3389. Please give more details about what you are trying to connect to and the network between the two machines. –  Scott Chamberlain Jul 28 '12 at 21:09
Are you trying to connect to a SQL database via RDC? –  Nick Aug 3 '12 at 13:27