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I have a problem to access my windows 2008 server R2 with remote desktop mstsc.exe other than my home network.

This is what I have done / checked:

  • I can access my server within my local area network, it works perfectly
  • I got my Internet router address, I open the port 3389 and forward it to my local IP address
  • CanYouSeeMe? can see my port open
  • My firewall had inbound rules activated:
    • Remote Administration (RPC)
    • Remote desktop (TCP-in)
    • RemoteFX (TCP-in)

After all that, I am still not able to Remote Desktop my Windows Server 2008 R2. What else can I do to access my server?

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closed as not a real question by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Diogo, Joe Taylor, Renan, Randolph West Aug 17 '12 at 4:14

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By "activate" do you mean TCP 3389 in is allowed? – Tanner Faulkner Aug 15 '12 at 0:30
yes, in the router NAT 3389 forwarded to my local ip address server – dtjmsy Aug 15 '12 at 0:37
Sounds like your router still isn't configured correctly. Can you forward other ports/traffic successfully? Are you sure you were using the right IP address from the outside? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 15 '12 at 1:31
I am sure of the outside ip @, it is given by my router and tested it with whaismyip, how do you test the ports/traffic ? to be sure that the router forward it for sure ? – dtjmsy Aug 15 '12 at 7:03