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Kudos0

Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

Howdy All,

I have enabled RDP (public) from the settings menu and can RDP to my machine. This allows any machine at any IP address to be able to RDP into the machine.

Is there a way to configure the RDP to only allow a specific machine name or a specific IP or IP range to RDP to the machine? This seems to be a common question but I (and others on the web) have failed to find a solution.

Thank you for your help in advance.

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Kudos0

Re: Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

FYI, looks like someone else is having the same problem ...

https://superuser.com/questions/1762131/allow-rdp-for-1-static-ip-in-nor...

Kudos0

Re: Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

Again I am trying to access a windows 10 host machine that has Norton 360 installed and running on it via Remote Desktop (RDP). I have added a rule in Norton 360 to restrict RDP access to only 1 machine (by machine name and IP address) as shown below in the screen shots in the attached PDF file.

However, there seems to be no restrictions to what client machine can access the host. I am able to access the host machine from any machine on the local network.

Norton Chat support suggested moving the rule all the way to the top of all the rules but that still did not work. Norton Chat support and phone support had no further ideas as to why this is not working.

It seems straight forward but it does NOT work. Is there a step missing?

Kudos0

Re: Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

Do you have remote desktop set in Windows settings, just a rule in the Norton firewall, or both?

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/235264/how-to-restri...

SA

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Kudos0

Re: Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

Hello,

I did not touch anything in Windows 10 because Norton 360 handles both antivirus and firewall. I looked at the settings you referred to in the link you provided and attached current settings on my system in the images attached.

In addition to the above I have also added another rule in Norton 360 to block all RDP connections (see PDF attached). Still the host continues to allow all RDP connections and simply cannot just allow the 1 computer or IP defined. Seems like its either RDP on or off for all.

Please advise as this is getting very frustrating. Thank you for your support in advance.

Kudos0

Re: Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

Could you please add your screenshots directly into the comments area of your next post so we can review? Here is how:

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/how-post-image-forums-0

SA

MS Certified Professional / Windows 11 Home 22H2 x 64 build 22621.963 - Windows 10 Pro x 64 version 22H2 / build 19045.2468 / Norton Security Ultra - Norton 360 Deluxe ver. 22.23.1.21 / Opera GX LVL4 (core: 94.0.4606.96) 64 bit-Early Access w/Norton Chrome Extensions
Kudos0

Re: Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

Hello,

See attached.

Thanks

Kudos0

Re: Remote Desktop - Allow only a specific computer or IP

Which of the two rules below are you modifying below? Use private networks. In your rule that you created. Under modify rules, computers tab, use "Only the computers and sites listed below", and save the rule. There is no need to block anything as the rule will only allow that IP your specifying.


Also look for these settings being ticked as well in your Norton settings. Remote desktop is blocked there by default.

SA

MS Certified Professional / Windows 11 Home 22H2 x 64 build 22621.963 - Windows 10 Pro x 64 version 22H2 / build 19045.2468 / Norton Security Ultra - Norton 360 Deluxe ver. 22.23.1.21 / Opera GX LVL4 (core: 94.0.4606.96) 64 bit-Early Access w/Norton Chrome Extensions