6.4. Task 6.4: Implementing Secure Remote Administration

It has become routine practice to perform administrative tasks from the comfort of your own office, rather than sitting in the cold, cluttered, noisy server room. This is done by utilizing remote administration tools, one of the most prevalent being the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

RDP is an extension of Terminal Services (TS). It allows for a maximum of two inbound connections for administrative purposes. Terminal Services limits the number of inbound connections by the number of client access licenses you purchase and activate.

RDP uses the same port as TS, port 3389, and is automatically encrypted using 128-bit RC4. This can be further strengthened by implementing the newer RDP over ...

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