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  1. #1


    sam Guest

    Home Server

    I've seen post here that Windows Home Server makes a good Backup solution.

    I have set one up at home and so far works great.

    Problem I'm having is access to the server remotly.

    Is RDP blocked or some firewall setting preventing access remotly ?

    I can RDP to the box on the lan just fine but even though I've opened Port
    3389 on the Router I can't access it remotly.
    (strange because it works on the lan)

    I can RDP remotly to my XP Pro Notebook connected to the same router if I
    change the IP to my notebook.

    (My ISP does not block ports)




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  2. #2


    sam Guest

    Re: Home Server

    Yes, but you are restricted to what you can do with the Home Server Console

    I have setup 4 others for family and friends but these people are USERS and
    I need to tweak / setup stuff on PC's as well as HS without driving 200
    miles!

    If I can access on LAN - can't see why not router !

    RDP to the server would be good solution... guss it have to be use VNC or
    something for now.

    "Jim Behning SBS MVP" <jimbehning@newsgroup> wrote in
    message news:gqsim5l2a17cf8e2bobl5gaoh4t0p0aefd@newsgroup

    >I have never tried to rdp to my WHS from the real world. I just have
    > ports 443 and 4125 forwarded to my WHS and I use
    > https://remote.realworldomain.com to access the server or
    > workstations. Have a static ip and I have an A record for my WHS. It
    > can also work with dynamic ips.
    >
    > On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 11:12:22 -0000, "sam" <sam@newsgroup> wrote:
    >

    >>I've seen post here that Windows Home Server makes a good Backup solution.
    >>
    >>I have set one up at home and so far works great.
    >>
    >>Problem I'm having is access to the server remotly.
    >>
    >>Is RDP blocked or some firewall setting preventing access remotly ?
    >>
    >>I can RDP to the box on the lan just fine but even though I've opened Port
    >>3389 on the Router I can't access it remotly.
    >>(strange because it works on the lan)
    >>
    >>I can RDP remotly to my XP Pro Notebook connected to the same router if I
    >>change the IP to my notebook.
    >>
    >>(My ISP does not block ports)
    >>
    >>
    > See what SBS support is working on
    > http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/default.aspx
    > Check your SBS with the SBS Best Practices Analyzer
    > http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive...A/default.aspx


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  3. #3


    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP] Guest

    Re: Home Server

    If you go into the remote access settings in the WHS console, do the
    configuration thing, and run a test, do you get any useful information?

    If the router supports UPnP, the WHS will configure it properly. If not,
    when the test fails, there's a link in there somewhere to the Help that
    tells you how to configure the router manually. (Sorry can't remember the
    exact details and don't have a WHS here to look at). The router firewall is
    likely not in play when you access over the LAN. Also, WHS remote access
    isn't RDP, it needs port 80, 443, and 4125.

    Check this out:

    How do I... configure Windows Home Server for remote access?
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/wi...windows/?p=784


    "sam" <sam@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:%234tcO$NpKHA.1892@newsgroup

    > Yes, but you are restricted to what you can do with the Home Server
    > Console
    >
    > I have setup 4 others for family and friends but these people are USERS
    > and I need to tweak / setup stuff on PC's as well as HS without driving
    > 200 miles!
    >
    > If I can access on LAN - can't see why not router !
    >
    > RDP to the server would be good solution... guss it have to be use VNC or
    > something for now.
    >
    > "Jim Behning SBS MVP" <jimbehning@newsgroup> wrote
    > in message news:gqsim5l2a17cf8e2bobl5gaoh4t0p0aefd@newsgroup

    >>I have never tried to rdp to my WHS from the real world. I just have
    >> ports 443 and 4125 forwarded to my WHS and I use
    >> https://remote.realworldomain.com to access the server or
    >> workstations. Have a static ip and I have an A record for my WHS. It
    >> can also work with dynamic ips.
    >>
    >> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 11:12:22 -0000, "sam" <sam@newsgroup> wrote:
    >>

    >>>I've seen post here that Windows Home Server makes a good Backup
    >>>solution.
    >>>
    >>>I have set one up at home and so far works great.
    >>>
    >>>Problem I'm having is access to the server remotly.
    >>>
    >>>Is RDP blocked or some firewall setting preventing access remotly ?
    >>>
    >>>I can RDP to the box on the lan just fine but even though I've opened
    >>>Port
    >>>3389 on the Router I can't access it remotly.
    >>>(strange because it works on the lan)
    >>>
    >>>I can RDP remotly to my XP Pro Notebook connected to the same router if I
    >>>change the IP to my notebook.
    >>>
    >>>(My ISP does not block ports)
    >>>
    >>>
    >> See what SBS support is working on
    >> http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/default.aspx
    >> Check your SBS with the SBS Best Practices Analyzer
    >> http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive...A/default.aspx
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    ozinca Guest

    Re: Home Server

    How do folks configure this when thay have a SBS 2008 and 2 or more WHS on
    their NAT'd network?

    "Dave Nickason [SBS MVP]" wrote:

    > If you go into the remote access settings in the WHS console, do the
    > configuration thing, and run a test, do you get any useful information?
    >
    > If the router supports UPnP, the WHS will configure it properly. If not,
    > when the test fails, there's a link in there somewhere to the Help that
    > tells you how to configure the router manually. (Sorry can't remember the
    > exact details and don't have a WHS here to look at). The router firewall is
    > likely not in play when you access over the LAN. Also, WHS remote access
    > isn't RDP, it needs port 80, 443, and 4125.
    >
    > Check this out:
    >
    > How do I... configure Windows Home Server for remote access?
    > http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/wi...windows/?p=784
    >
    >
    > "sam" <sam@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:%234tcO$NpKHA.1892@newsgroup

    > > Yes, but you are restricted to what you can do with the Home Server
    > > Console
    > >
    > > I have setup 4 others for family and friends but these people are USERS
    > > and I need to tweak / setup stuff on PC's as well as HS without driving
    > > 200 miles!
    > >
    > > If I can access on LAN - can't see why not router !
    > >
    > > RDP to the server would be good solution... guss it have to be use VNC or
    > > something for now.
    > >
    > > "Jim Behning SBS MVP" <jimbehning@newsgroup> wrote
    > > in message news:gqsim5l2a17cf8e2bobl5gaoh4t0p0aefd@newsgroup

    > >>I have never tried to rdp to my WHS from the real world. I just have
    > >> ports 443 and 4125 forwarded to my WHS and I use
    > >> https://remote.realworldomain.com to access the server or
    > >> workstations. Have a static ip and I have an A record for my WHS. It
    > >> can also work with dynamic ips.
    > >>
    > >> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 11:12:22 -0000, "sam" <sam@newsgroup> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>I've seen post here that Windows Home Server makes a good Backup
    > >>>solution.
    > >>>
    > >>>I have set one up at home and so far works great.
    > >>>
    > >>>Problem I'm having is access to the server remotly.
    > >>>
    > >>>Is RDP blocked or some firewall setting preventing access remotly ?
    > >>>
    > >>>I can RDP to the box on the lan just fine but even though I've opened
    > >>>Port
    > >>>3389 on the Router I can't access it remotly.
    > >>>(strange because it works on the lan)
    > >>>
    > >>>I can RDP remotly to my XP Pro Notebook connected to the same router if I
    > >>>change the IP to my notebook.
    > >>>
    > >>>(My ISP does not block ports)
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >> See what SBS support is working on
    > >> http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/default.aspx
    > >> Check your SBS with the SBS Best Practices Analyzer
    > >> http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive...A/default.aspx
    > >
    > >
    >
    > .
    >

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