Unable to map drives over a WAN connection with terminal services
Posted on 2004-04-06
I am trying to get my windows 2000 terminal services server to map drives over a WAN connection, and because the tool that comes with windows 2000 server resource kit works by using standard mapping with UNC names like you would use on a LAN, it does not work over a WAN link. I suppose that it might work under those conditions if I setup a VPN connection first for the remote users, so it would be as if they were on the local LAN, but that is not an option at the moment.
I would settle for the clipboard mapping to work where I could "copy" on the terminal services side, and "paste" on the local side, but that doesnt work either. In my frustration, I am about to just setup a FTP server, and have the users place things they need inti a transfer folder, and use a FTP client to get them or send them over. Not sure if I want to do that yet though. Any suggestions?