I’ve recently decided to try Comodo firewall after using ZoneAlarm for awhile… The install went fine, but one thing that was very easy to configure on Windows Firewall and then ZoneAlarm is the ability to access the machine running Comodo via Windows Remote desktop… With Comodo installed and running, I cannot connect to the machine running Comodo, however, if I stop the firewall, I can connect to the machine as normal. Thinking somebody/somewhere must have used Comodo on a machine with inbound RDP, I figured I could find info in the KB on how to set this up, but with the search string of “Remote Desktop” the KB has nothing… Since RDP to this machine is critical, getting this to work is a deal-breaker. Anybody in the forum have this setup?
If the PC you are connectinf FROM is on the same network as teh PC you are connecting TO, then all you should have to do is to create a zone that defines the LAN they are both on and then set that zone as trusted.
- Open CFP
- Click SECURITY - TASKS
- Click ADD/REMOVE/MODIFY A ZONE
- In the zone wizard, give your zone a meaningful name
- Enter the start and end addresses of the devices that comprise your LAN
- Complete the wizard
- Click SECURITY - TASKS - WIZARDS - DEFINE A TRUSTED NETWORK
- In the drop-list, select the meaningful name we applied in step 4
- Click OK
- Reboot (just to be certain the new rules are running)
Hope this helps,
No, it would be mostly from locations on the internet. I have a hardware firewall, and want to access the machine in question from various locations via VPN.
All you should need is an inbound rule that allows connections to port 3389 (RDP). There’s a good simple article at http://members.cox.net/drcray/remotedesktop.htm.
hope this helps,
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