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Anonymous
September 21, 2005 7:54:02 PM

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Two questions:

1. Do I NEED to set up a Virtual Private Network to use the Remote Desktop?
That is what it sounds like at
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getst...

2. Is there an advantage if I set up a VPN? Does the Remote Desktop
Connection application then use the VPN to connect client to host?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Anonymous
September 21, 2005 11:12:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

No... That statement is a bit misleading... The native RDP data link is
encrypted although some folks, including myself, do run RDP through a VPN or
SSH tunnel for added security.

Basically if you use a VPN or SSH tunnel you make that connection first then
the RDP connection.

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"Tom Beaman" <Tom Beaman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7A4ECEB9-ACAA-49FD-8714-5B5EE0F11DA0@microsoft.com...
> Two questions:
>
> 1. Do I NEED to set up a Virtual Private Network to use the Remote
> Desktop?
> That is what it sounds like at
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getst...
>
> 2. Is there an advantage if I set up a VPN? Does the Remote Desktop
> Connection application then use the VPN to connect client to host?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help!
November 4, 2011 6:51:41 PM

VPN is not necessary for Remote Desktop, however there are many advantages.

Most Remote Desktop solutions have some security flaws as described here:

Remote Desktop Security

so using VPN seems reasonable.
It may also sort out the problem of accessing a machine behind firewall as described in the article above.
!