Is Allowing Terminal Services Resource Redirection to Local Drives on Home PCs a Security Risk?

What are the security risks encountered, if any, in allowing home users local resource redirection on their home PCs that are connected via Terminal Services to the main network?

We use a Windows 2003 Terminal Server that they can log into via IP address from home.  When you open the MY COMPUTER on the server they now see a drive mapping to their home PC drives.

espania1958IT Systems AnalystAsked:
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I do not believe this causes any additional risks.
I would think that allowing users to transfer their files to a server always increases the risk of trojans/viruses and other messy stuff to be transfered to your server.
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