Azure RDP to windows server

Elie El Hayek 1 Reputation point


Is it safe to create an Azure windows server VM and connect to it directly using RDP (multiple users different locations) ?


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  1. Vadims Podāns 8,391 Reputation points MVP

    I wouldn't to that for business server. These days RDP alone is not secure enough. I would suggest to put VM with RDP in private network (in Azure) and VPN gateway:

    First, you authenticate on VPN (which is harder to break/exploit assuming that you use strong passwords) enter backend network and then do RDP to your business VM.