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How can I use a remote scanner based in RDP drive mapping under an application?

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Hi experts!

We ´ve an application with a digitalization module. For the citrix high cost now We´re using 2X (based on RPD) , now We need to run the digitalizacion module; with Citrix We did use Twain redirection, but somebody recommends me scanning local but putting the image file in a drive mapping.

This is possible? How can I do it?

Thnx
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Hello,
we often recommend this to our clients but it will only work if your application can use a file attachment OR a direct scan.  Our application gives you both options.  If your app only will attach via TWAIN then you are going to be stuck with either Citrix or RemoteScan.  http://www.remote-scan.com/

If you can attach files in lieu of scanning directly into your application, just make sure your RDP sessions are mapping the client's local drives.  You can either train them to use the default RDP mapping (C on "workstation name") or map a drive letter to the remote drive.  You can do this with a logon script:
net use s: \\tsclient\c
This will map S: to the C drive redirection back through RDP.  Notice there is no $, RDP doesn't use the hidden share like you would expect.  
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Hi BLipman!

Thnx a lot for the solution. I will talk with my boss.
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Hi BLipman!

In this sense, other question. Do you consider for your advice, that I´ve in client the scanner and they run the RDP application?

Obviously, I will install the scanner in the client...But, Will I need to install the scanner in the RDP server?

Becouse the program will be in the RDP 2X server.

Thnx a lot!
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Attaching the scans:
No, scan on PC, save to file system, attach to server.

Scanning directly in via Remote Scan:
install scanner on PC, install RemoteScan Server on PC (yes, server goes on the pc), install RemoteScan client on the server (it receives the scanner as a client, the PC serves it via the RDP protocol.  
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Hi Blimpman!

I understand that, but I was need to know the diference for the implantation process...

Thnx a lot!
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Hi!

My question is now:

How can I take the control of the scanner from the server?.

I´m working in the server and I don´t know how make that connection. My terminals will can be wyse.

Thnx a lot!
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I don't think you will be able to load the scanner software or RemoteScan to a Wyse terminal.  My examples all assumed you were running a Windows PC with a full OS.  
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Hi!

OK, but in Pc´s with full OS. How can I get the control of the scanner?. What I need to do in the server con add the cleint scanner?

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The scanner will appear as a local TWAIN/WIA device on the server for the user in question.  You install the remotescan software on each end, the PC with the scanner gets the "RemoteScan Server" piece (because it is serving up the scanner) and the terminal server gets the "RemoteScan Client" piece.  It is really simple, you can get a trial version to test from RemoteScan.  
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Hi!

No, I don´t like remoteScan. We ´re trying with RDP only...

How can I get the client scanner if the application is on the server?

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Hi!

Or, if I runs the server apllication in a client...

The scanner automatically shows it in the device options of the application?

Thnx a lot!
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Buy Citrix or RemoteScan; those are the only two software options I have ever seen that can do this.  Otherwise, you can purchase a network scanner but you will like Citrix more and more when you see what these things cost:

http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/peripherals/scanners/network/
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OK

Do you know some software for make the scanner funcitonality with RDP?, We don't like Citrix.

I trying http://www.lwp.de and I will try USB-IT(http://vworkspace.com/solutions/usb-it/usb-it.aspx) of vWorkspace. Do you know somehting about them?

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RemoteScan is the only other software I have tried that does this.  
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Thnx a lot BLipman, I will telking with my boss...
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