Remote Desktop Connection VPN - Remote Server

Peter Sheerin 1 Reputation point

Currently, for our users to access a remote server (135...), from their home office location, users first fire up a VPN connection to the corporate network, which assigns a VPN IP address of 192.... Following this connection, the user then Remote Desktop connects to a computer on the corporate network (192...). Once remote desktop is connected, the user then launches a remote desktop connection to the (135.) computer.

I am looking for a way of shortening this connection to the remote server (135...).
So from the remote home office the user would connect to VPN as normal, but then be able to launch a remote desktop connection directly onto the 135.
.. computer therefore bypassing the need to connect to a PC in the corporate network first.

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  1. Peter Sheerin 1 Reputation point

    So you do not think this is a Remote Desktop Connection configuration and instead must be configured on the VPN server?

  2. MotoX80 24,696 Reputation points

    Did you try to connect directly to the 135 server? You didn't say what error you are getting. Can you get thru the firewalls and connect to the port?

    Open a Powershell window on the client and test connectivity.

    Test-NetConnection -ComputerName 135.nnn.nnn.nnn -CommonTCPPort RDP
  3. Peter Sheerin 1 Reputation point

    WARNING: TCP connect to (135... : 3389) failed
    WARNING: Ping to 135... failed with status: TimedOut

    ComputerName : 135...
    RemoteAddress : 135...
    RemotePort : 3389
    InterfaceAlias : WiFi
    SourceAddress :
    PingSucceeded : False
    PingReplyDetails (RTT) : 0 ms
    TcpTestSucceeded : False

    Thanks for your support Moto..