RDP Windows XP to Windows Server 2003 clipboard text only, no files allowed??

Posted on 2007-08-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-21

I have are remote desktop session to another office in another country that is not part of the same domain.
I need to be able to cut/copy files from my XP workstation and paste it to the remote Win2K3 server.
I can use the clip board for URL, but files don't want to work.

I have read the following links without finding a solution.

Is there some policy blocking this functionallity?

I am using rdp 6.0 on both machines.
Clipboard is checked in the options of each machine.

Question by:DennisPost
    LVL 77

    Accepted Solution

    You need to connect the local drives to the remote computer, and then cut and past within "My Computer" on the remote machine.
    When you start the remote Conection client, before connecting choose; Options | Local Resources | More | and your local drive/s you want to connect. Then connect to the remote computer as you normally would. Assuming for example you choose the D: drive on your local computer named PC1, now when you look in My Computer on the remote machine, there will also be "D on PC1. You can cut and paste to that.
    LVL 77

    Expert Comment

    by:Rob Williams
    Thanks DennisPost.
    Cheers !

    Featured Post

    Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

    After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
    Remote Apps is a feature in server 2008 which allows users to run applications off Remote Desktop Servers without having to log into them to run the applications.  The user can either have a desktop shortcut installed or go through the web portal to…
    Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (, you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    19 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now