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Anonymous
December 3, 2004 12:09:02 PM

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I have hear it both ways that RDC to a server or WS is encypted and not.
So which is it?
If it's not how can I make it secure.
Mostly concerned about Win 2003 & 2000 servers & XP.
Thanks
Anonymous
December 3, 2004 9:21:56 PM

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Hi,

By default, Windows XP Remote Desktop and Windows Server 2003 Remote Desktop
and Terminal Services use high (128-bit) encryption to encrypt most data
transmissions in both the client-to-server direction and the
server-to-client direction. When you install the 128-bit High Encryption
pack and use high encryption on a Windows 2000 Terminal Services computer,
high (128-bit) encryption is used to encrypt most data transmissions in both
the client-to-server direction and the server-to-client direction.

For more information:
High Encryption on a Remote Desktop or Terminal Services Session Does Not
Encrypt All Information
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;275727&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

Understanding the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q186607

I hope this helps,

Mike

"support the supporter" <support the supporter@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:5CD935E8-3E4A-43F6-A728-76264CE2F6BF@microsoft.com...
>I have hear it both ways that RDC to a server or WS is encypted and not.
> So which is it?
> If it's not how can I make it secure.
> Mostly concerned about Win 2003 & 2000 servers & XP.
> Thanks
Anonymous
December 4, 2004 2:29:12 AM

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circa Fri, 3 Dec 2004 09:09:02 -0800, in
microsoft.public.win2000.security, =?Utf-8?B?
c3VwcG9ydCB0aGUgc3VwcG9ydGVy?= <support the
supporter@discussions.microsoft.com> (=?Utf-8?B?
c3VwcG9ydCB0aGUgc3VwcG9ydGVy?= <support the
supporter@discussions.microsoft.com>) said,
> I have hear it both ways that RDC to a server or WS is encypted and not.
> So which is it?

It is encrypted.

Laura
--
Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
-Oscar Wilde
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Anonymous
December 4, 2004 2:29:43 AM

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circa Fri, 3 Dec 2004 18:21:56 +0100, in
microsoft.public.win2000.security, Miha Pihler (mihap-
news@atlantis.si) said,
> When you install the 128-bit High Encryption
> pack and use high encryption on a Windows 2000 Terminal Services computer,
> high (128-bit) encryption is used to encrypt most data transmissions in both
> the client-to-server direction and the server-to-client direction.
>
>
Service pack 2 or above automatically raises encryption in 2000 to
128-bit, as well.

Laura
--
Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
-Oscar Wilde
Anonymous
December 4, 2004 8:23:44 PM

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It is encrypted by default. To further secure you can use ipsec filtering
[block and permit filter actions] to restrict which computers a computer can
accept port 3389 TCP from by IP address and be sure to enforce complex
passwords for the users. --- Steve


"support the supporter" <support the supporter@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:5CD935E8-3E4A-43F6-A728-76264CE2F6BF@microsoft.com...
>I have hear it both ways that RDC to a server or WS is encypted and not.
> So which is it?
> If it's not how can I make it secure.
> Mostly concerned about Win 2003 & 2000 servers & XP.
> Thanks
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