Making Local Disk Drives Available in Remove Desktop Connection Session

Posted on 2006-05-01
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
We have a need to allow the client to be able to transfer a file from their machine to the remote machine.

I've seen in the documentation that you can enable this feature by checking the "Disk drives" under the "Local Resource" tab and referencing the local disks as:


But, this does not appear to be working.

There is a note in a couple of places that says:

"Depending on your network policies, automatic drive mapping might be disabled for some or all computers on your network."

Also, there's this blurb:

"Depending on the policies of your network, local drive mapping might be disabled for some or all remote connections."

What should be done to enable this feature?

Thanks :)
Question by:SteveGTR
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    Hi SteveGTR,

    check that this isnt enabled and for trial sake disable it

    computer config\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Client/Server data redirection\    Do not allow drive redirection
    computer config\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Client/Server data redirection\    Do not allow LPT port redirection

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    Also, make sure you are using Copy and Paste, NOT Drag and Drop to transfer your files..  

    and FYI:  I have also had some issues doing this with some RDP connections, so don't feel like the Lone Ranger..

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    I'll give that a try tomorrow. Thanks :)
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    I was able to fix the problem by doing the following on the Terminal Server machine:

    1) Selecting Programs --> Administrative Tools --> Terminal Services Configuration

    2) Connections --> RDP-Rcp and selecting Properties

    3) Clicking on the Client Settings tab and unchecking the Drive mapping under the Disable the following.

    This did the trick. Thanks for help :)
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    cool cool  well done

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