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USing USB port through xp RDP desktop

Posted on 2006-05-16
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USing USB port through xp RDP desktop

I am trying to use a usb device though remote desktop, but do not see an option to share a USB port. If that is not possible, is there a way to make the system see that USB device as a serial device?

Has anyone ever done this before?
Question by:puja24
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are you trying to share your usb device connected to your pc thru your internet connection using remote desktop to an external customer

if it is a usb drive (meaning it has a drive letter) than you can share a drive, but they may not access it because they aren't a member of your workgroup, nor have you given their computername or username access to your computer

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Yes, i am trying to share my usb drive to remote machine and i gave permission to connect my machine.  

I didn't create a share on my usb drive. do i need to do that?

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FriarTuk earned 400 total points
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are they using rdp to connect to your pc or are you connecting to them?

Remote Desktop Connection - HELP

To make local disk drives available in a session
In the Remote Desktop Connection window, click Options.

On the Local Resources tab, Under Local devices, click Disk drives.
Click Connect.
*** Notes ***

To open Remote Desktop Connection, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
Depending on the policies of your network, local drive mapping might be disabled for some or all remote connections.
You might see a Remote Desktop Connection Security Warning, which asks whether you want to connect your local disk drives or smart card to the remote computer. To enable one or both of these connections, check the appropriate check box. If you choose not to enable these connections, a Remote Desktop Connection is still established, but the information on these local drives is not available to the remote computer.
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Remote Desktop Connection - HELP

To copy and paste a file from a local computer to a remote computer

Use Remote Desktop Connection to establish a connection to a remote computer.
Click Start on the task bar of the remote computer, and then click My Computer, or double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop of the remote computer.
When Windows Explorer opens on the remote computer, it displays the drives on the remote computer, as well as the drives on your local computer (the computer at which you are currently sitting). The following example shows how the drives on your local computer are named when they appear in Windows Explorer on the remote computer.

<driveletter> on tsclient
tsclient is the name that Remote Desktop Connection assigns to your local computer.

Right-click the file residing on your local computer that you want to transfer to the remote computer, and then click Copy.
Navigate in the same Windows Explorer window to the location on the remote computer where you want to paste the file.
Right-click the folder icon and then click Paste.
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hey puja, what's your status?

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I tried doing what you mentioned and it worked. I see the driver letters to my remote machine.

thanks for the answer..

also, thanks to everyone for all supportive answers and suggestions.


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