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Access local drives using rdp (drive mapping dimmed)

Can't access my local drive shares using rdp, the server dimmed the drive sharing, printer sharing is ok.
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Microsoft Windows Server 2000 Terminal Services did not have the capability of disk drive mapping, this did not come until Windows 2003 Server.
check to see if the mapped drives are being duplicated on the machine you are accessing  i.e d:   already exists on the remote computer....  

The solution is to map one of your local drives to a letter that is not in use on the other computer.....


Or the other possibility is that the ability to attach your drives while connecting to the server has been disabled through group policy... I would check the domain controller default policy first...    
rhymluvr:

Microsoft Windows Server 2000 Terminal Services did not have the capability of disk drive mapping, this did not come until Windows 2003 Server.

He may be correct
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Windows 2000 Server shipped with RDP5.0 that does NOT support local drive mapping.
To do this on 2000 you will need a third party application like TSDropCopy from AnalogX (freeware).

Claudio Rodrigues

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If Microsoft Windows Server 2000 Terminal Services did not have the capability of disk drive mapping why do the option appear as dimmed in the Terminal Services Configuration?

I will try AnalogX antway...

Thanks
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It appears because some other third party products like Citrix do have that and when you install them a new listener is created where you can disable/enable that.


Claudio Rodrigues

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