How to Restrict Remote Desktop (RDP) Access

December 22, 2023 / How-to Guide

In this article, we will explain how to restrict remote desktop (RDP) access.

For Windows users, safeguarding your Windows Server by limiting Remote Desktop (RDP) access when not connected to a VPN is a vital measure for ensuring server security.

To control access to your server through RDP, just follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Windows Server control panel.
    Window's Control Panel
  2. Click on “System and Security.”
    System and Security.
  3. Now, select the “Windows Defender Firewall” option.
    Windows Defender Firewall
  4. Click on “Advanced Settings.”
    Advanced Settings
  5. Now, go for the “Inbound Rules” option. Windows-Def-Firewall
  6. Click on General.
  7. Go to the “Scope” tab, and click the “Add” button in the “Remote IP addresses” section. Click on the “OK” button.
    Remote IP addresses
  8. To limit access, include either your specific IP address or a range of IP addresses.
    Note: Make sure to include additional IP addresses, such as those of your developer or systems administrator, as required.
  9. Now, click on “OK.”

In conclusion, securing Remote Desktop (RDP) access is vital. Follow these guidelines for effective restrictions. For more details, visit our knowledge base section.

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