troubleshooting Question

Transfering files via Remote Desktop Connection as a scheduled task

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My company has a Coldfusion website, hosted by a local ISP, and each night I have a Windows Scheduled Task that uploads (ftp) the website's Access data source.  

Recently, we purchased our own IBM webserver (using Server 2003, Coldfusion MX 6.1), but It is still located at our ISP's offices (for security reasons).  I am told that now rather than FTPing my data source, I must use Windows Remote Desktop Connection (terminal services) to connect to the web server.  I have the connection established - I log on with a u-name & p-word - then the server's desktop is displayed & I can transfer files from my local conmputer to the server.

I need to make my new situation an automatic process that also occurs at night - that is, my data source gets transfered to my remote web server each night.  I am told by a contact at my ISP that this could be very difficult to set a Scheduled Task to log onto my remote web server, transfer the files, then log off.

I have absolutely no idea where to start!  First, is this even possible?  Can someone point me in the correct direction as to what I need to know/learn to be able to accomplish this process?  Can I accomplish this using VB?

Any help/input would be greatly appreciated.


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