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I have 2 windows 2000 server one in my office and one at home seperate locations.  I use terminal services to manage my office server.  I wanted to know if there is anyway to map my CD Rom drive at home so I can use it through terminal services in the office so I put the CD at home and read it in the office and do the instullation.
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by:babak62
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By the way I ahve static IPs at both ends
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by:jdeclue
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When you log into Terminal Services, is it currently mapping your hard drives (C:) through the session?
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by:babak62
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no there is no mapping at all
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by:jdeclue
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I do not believe the administration version of Terminal Services allows you to map local drives. You need the full version for that.

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by:babak62
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Where can I get it and is there other solutions that can do the task???
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by:jdeclue
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Are you using Remote Desktop Client or the web based version?
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by:babak62
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Honestly I don't know the difference I am using the one bundeled with win 2000 advanced it has manager and  configuration and client creator
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by:jdeclue
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Try going to microsoft.com, and download the latest version of Remote Desktop Client, install it, and when you set up your connection you can select an option to map the local drives. This may not work however, because I don't think the server will do it. But it is worth a try.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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To the best of my knowledge, you cannot do that with Windows 2000's Terminal Services.  If you purchase Citrix as a Terminal Solution, then such features can become available.  With Windows XP and 2003 Server, you can bring drives, sound, and printers through a terminal session to the other PC.  But be warned: the file transfers have been slow (as I've seen them).  You also must be using the RDP client 5.2 from Microsoft.

For more information on Terminal Services as an Application Server, see:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/pricing/terminal.asp
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by:jdeclue
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Thats what I thought too lee... thanks for the confirmation. Citrix Metaframe is a costly proposition, just to manage the machine. Do you have the abililty to VPN into the server, so you can map drives that way. With a VPN connection, you could share your CDROM and then map back to it from the session.

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by:babak62
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I found this is it the correct one I installed it but can not fin it in my menu???
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Look under Starrt Menu/Programs/Accessories/Communications
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by:jdeclue
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I think the new one puts an Icon under All Programs, but not in a folder...
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by:zane_o
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Terminal Services under Windows 2000 does not support local drive mapping through the terminal services or RDP connection no matter which client is used.  This does not seem to be what your question is however, you are asking if you can connect to your CD-ROM drive at home and the answer is yes provided that there is not a firewall blocking the communications between the two devices.
In order to map a drive, make sure the CD-ROM drive of your home system shared by right-clicking select sharing and configure the share properties (for the purposes of this example let's say the share is called "cdrom").  From your computer at the office connect to this share by going to Start-Run and typing "\\X.X.X.X\cdrom" where X.X.X.X is the public IP address of your home system.  Note that if there is a firewall on your home system or if it resides behind a NAT device this will most likely not work unless port 139 is allowed to connect.  Also note that allowing traffic over port 139 from the Internet is very insecure and a VPN connection between the sites is preferred.
Hope this works for you!
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by:jdeclue
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Thank you for restating both Lee and I's suggestions Zane.

Babak, if you do not have a VPN connection do not open port 139 on a home firewall. Your home network would likely be comprised within 30 minutes with netbios allowed in through the firewall. There are many infected servers which consistently scan port 139 automatically and attempt to drop payloads. The VPN solution is probably your best bet for accomplishing the task.

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by:jdeclue
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WHat was the final outcome, I didn't think the Remote Client helped?

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by:babak62
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that was the last way out then again the VPN is good but I have no idea how to ceate one.  I really appreciate the help I got.
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Bobby
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by:jdeclue
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Certainly, take care... good luck!

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