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By default, Microsoft Windows XP Remote Desktop and Terminal Services use all available network interfaces to listen for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) requests. As a security option, you may want to limit this to a specific network interface.
This article describes how to configure the listening interfaces on a Windows XP-based computer.
Method 1: Create a policy to block RDP requests from a specific network interface in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)To create a firewall policy to block RDP requests from a specific network interface in Windows XP SP2, follow these steps:
Method 2: Manually edit the registry and add registry entries to enable listening for RDP requestsImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To manually edit the registry and add registry entries to enable listening for RDP requests, follow these steps:
Article ID: 924927 - Last Review: October 6, 2006 - Revision: 1.4
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