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how to map the local derove in my terminal server session

how to map the local derove in my terminal server session
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tigermattCommented:

Are talking about redirecting your local drives so that you can access them in your Terminal Services session? If so, when you are creating your Terminal server session, press the Options >> button to expand additional options. Then, go to the 'Local Resources' tab and check the 'Disk Drives' option. If there is no 'Disk Drives' option, you'd press the 'More...' button and access it that way.

You can then access your local drives in the remote server's 'My Computer' for the duration of the session.

-Matt
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parthic73Author Commented:
Fine its working but it takes time for data transfer is it possible to map the local drive such a way mycomputer>tools>map network drives in terminal server by sharing the local drive
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tigermattCommented:

No. You have to map the drives using the tools provided by the Remote Desktop Client when you make the initial connection. When you enable the Disk Drives option, you can then either access the drives in the remote session's My Computer, or by entering \\tsclient\C (to access drive C:).

The transfer protocol used can be slow. It depends on the Internet connection and so on. If you are transferring a lot of data, consider using another form of file transfer - such as FTP - instead.

-Matt
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parthic73Author Commented:
We are not using the roaminig profile in this sutiuation a user (user1) logining in different systems (Workstation1, workstation2 & workstation3) so we want to configure the above settings in rdp individually is it not? Is there any other way to configue the rdp in such a way for a user he can use the local drive when connecting each and every system?
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tigermattCommented:

The setting is a per-profile setting. If you don't use Roaming Profiles, the setting will not roam between computers.

The way to work around this is to use the 'Save' function of the Remote Desktop tool. Open the RDP Client tool and set up the connection as you wish, but do not connect. Ensure the server name, username (if appropriate) and 'Disk Drives' checkmark is enabled. Then, go back to the 'General' tab and press the 'Save As' button. Save the outputted file to a network drive the user can access from all 3 locations.

Then, when wanting to access the remote desktop, he should double-click the 'RDP' file you just saved above and that will start the connection with all the preset settings in place.

-Matt
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parthic73Author Commented:
It works perfectly but everytime we want to access the network drive.

presently i am applying the solution given by you and looking forward the enhancement.

Thanks a lot
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tigermattCommented:
The way I described is the *only* way to achieve what you are doing. Since you don't have any form of roaming profile between workstations, settings will NOT migrate seamlessly between the user's profile on each station. Therefore you must use the RDP file approach (or implement Roaming Profiles) to do what you request.

-Matt
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