Port forwarding on Windows 2003 with two NICs
I just installed a new sbs2003 with two networks.
NIC #1 192.168.1.1 = is local to all clients
NIC #2 192.168.2.2 = is connected to the Internet DSL router
This means the Server firewall is between clients and internet.
The DSL router forwards port 3389 to a client with a static IP of
192.168.1.100 I can attach remote connection from the server to the client
(Proving client is ready)
I can remote connect from the internet to the server (proving the server is
I cannot connect from the internet through the server to the client!
Surely some form or routing must be setup. But where and how. I am not
familiar with routing an example would be appreciated. Or is it just a
A1: You should
enable NAT on the SBS since it has two NICs. Then do port forwarding to
point port 3389 to the 192.168.1.100. You also have another two options: RWW
How to enable NAT name resolution
How to enable inbound connections How to configure 2000/2003 NAT services
and ports ...
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
Connection (192.168.2.2) properties I double checked NAT was indeed enabled
and on the Services and Ports Tab I set the RemoteDesktop port to forward to
With the DSL router forwarding to 192.168.2.2 and the server forwarding to
Voila! IT worked.
Thanks so much!