There are many RDP questions out there, none of the ones I've read up to now have the exact same problem.
A Dedicated server running Ubuntu 12.04LTS An installation of VirtualBox with two instances of Windows 7
In order to RDP to the virtualised OS's I need to set the adapter to bridged, I have read that on so many tutorials & supprt sites etc.
When i do this, according to tutorials, the IP address should be assigned within the same range as the server and then I can RDP to the VM... .. this doesnt work for me.
Do i need to forward the SERVER-IP:PORT to the VM-IP:PORT to be able to access RDP ?
Do i need to alter the /etc/network/interfaces ?
or could it be due to DHCP ?
I've not configured anything on the Ubuntu Dedicated Server as of yet, but I have tried all types of 'Attached To' adapters in VirtualBox.
I don't know if this is relevant at all, but when i edit the VM only NAT ( adapter type ) seems to have the ability to access internet. All other ( including Bridged ) fail to connect to internet ( but cannot be pinged from the Ubuntu Server ).
I have to be honest here, this is the FIRST time i've tried to set this up, and in all the guides and tutorials, when selecting 'Bridged Adapter', it should just work. This is a head scratcher for me !
It appears that RDP gets only as far as the Ubuntu xrdp service. I stopped it Now need to route the RDP traffic to the VM ( i think ) ....
The server IP Tables were not being updated by ufw, a 'fasthosts feature' is that they use a different location for the firewall, once i had opened the ports and forwarded them the connection was allowed. Also for anyone else in this perdicament, I hope this helps !