Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How to copy file using command line to client using RDP and shared drive

Posted on 2008-10-30
3
2,168 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hello,

We have setup a TS2008 and we want to copy file from server to the client using command line, we already add my printer and drives as ressource that I want to load to the server. On the TS session I can see my drive name D on PC1. using windows explorer I'm able to copy file using copy-paste. But i'm unable to copy the file directly to my computer using command line.

Our purpose is that we are generating a print file from one of our software to print bar code label directly to a zebra printer that will be connected to the client computer. On the client side we use the following command : "copy prnfile /b \\computername\printername". We are trying to do the same on the TS. If it is not possible to copy the file directly to the printer we want to copy it to the remote drive. I already try this command : "copy file \\pc1\d\file"  and "copy file \\pc1\d$\file" but without success
0
Comment
Question by:jfmador
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:DansDadUK
ID: 22840725
I think that you can only copy to a share-name; so, with \\computername\printername, "printername" must be set up as a share name on 'computername' (and perhaps limited to 8 characters in length?).

I'm not sure whether or not similar restrictions apply to copying to a target file (I have no knowledge, or experience, of TS); i.e. you can perhaps copy a file to a named share, but not identify the target file itself?.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:jfmador
ID: 22852481
I was able to copy to a mapped drive using \\tsclient\d, I presume that tsclient is a system variable or that it is handled another way by windows

But i'm still unable to copy a prn file using \\tsclient\printername or \\tsclient\printerport

0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
jfmador earned 0 total points
ID: 22885651
I was able to copy to a printer

You can go on your TS Session in your printer property, look into port, the port description you will have your computer name : PRN##

you can use this prn number in the copy command   copy prnfile \\tsclient\prn##

0

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…

809 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