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RSAT vs RDC


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#1 jefferj54

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 03:23 PM

Hi. In a Windows environment (obviously), what is the difference between RSAT and a standard RDC (with SSL) in terms of security? I realize that RSAT is a web based app. Are there any security advantages in a web based app as compared to an RDC (SSL) app?

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:24 AM

Thank you "Bleepin' Janitor.

 

My mistake, I apologize. Acronyms are strange things sometimes. The RDC I was referring to is Remote Desktop Connection. Perhaps I should have used RDP instead. I just wanted to know if there was something extra special about RSAT over Remote Desktop with SSL. For example, when I set up RSAT, is the security already set up (I don't have to set up a certificate, do I?) With RSAT,  do I have to prepare my firewall for ports 5985 & 5986 or is that automatically done? If I use RSAT with Wifi, do I still need to port forward?

 

I'm just trying to understand the advantage(s) of RSAT as compared to Remote Desktop with SSL. Thanks again, joe.






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