I'm running Windows Server 2012 with newest updates etc. We've at all times restricted our RDP with a whitelist with IP in the Scope properties of the Remote Desktop - User-mode rule inside the Advanced Firewall.

For some reason, the scope has stopped working and I can't find out why. Everyone is able to connect to it, and it doesn't seem to have any effect at all. I need some help troubleshooting this issue as it does not give any sense, and I can't come up with any changes made on the server which could cause this. My other firewall rules seem to work perfectly fine.

Property: Remote Desktop - User-Mode

General: Enabled -> YES

Action: Allow the connection


Local IP Adress: Any IP address

Remote IP Address: These IP addresses: (multiple IPs).

I even removed my own IP address from there, and it still doesn't work.

  • Check the firewall profile - it should be set to (X) Inbound connections that do not match a rule are blocked. It sounds like this may no longer the case. Or if it is set look for other rules allowing more than they should. – Brian Aug 25 '15 at 22:02

Solved. The profile properties as metioned by Brian were correct, though I found the issue, there were an additional conflicting rule in my settings which allowed this port to be open after all with no scope.

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