September 26th, 2012, 12:31 PM
Setting up ports for 3 PC's running the same DNS
Hey all i am in need of some help here. I have 3 PC's and i am wondering if i would be able to hook all 3 up to the same DNS and share my domain name that i have registered with no-ip.com running the Remote Desktop Connection for each?
As an example of what i am talking about:
Say my website was named http://www.bobbarker.com.
And i wanted each of my 3 PC's to be able to be connected using http://pc1.bobbarker.com, http://pc2.bobbarker.com and http://pc3.bobbarker.com.
How would i need to set that up on each PC in order to be able to connect through Remote Desktop Connection to any of those 3 pc's no matter where i am at? I'm sure it has to do with the port number but i do not know really how to set each one up for a differnent port number using windows server 2008 r2. I already know how to open a port on the router to use but am unsure of how to set the port up to redirect using the domain name as stated above.
Any help/examples would be awesome!
September 26th, 2012, 05:40 PM
I do not believe that is possible with Remote Desktop, as it uses Terminal Services listening on a single port 3389. I assume that the 3 PC's are behind a NAT router on a private network. In that scenario, I recommend any of the freely available flavors of VNC. I use UltraVNV, and if you are using Windows Vista or Win7, you will have to choose one that supports logoff. Set each one up to listen on a different port, and then set up your NAT router to forward that port to the appropriate machine. You will have to use fixed IP addressing and I recommend not using the default port at all, as hackers will find the default port and attempt to break in.
September 26th, 2012, 07:41 PM
YOu can adjust the port RDP listens on by editing the registry value, just Google it and then forward the necessary ports.
September 28th, 2012, 07:45 AM
seack79: Can you provide an example?
September 28th, 2012, 10:12 AM