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Block Local Resources on RDP

Posted on 2010-09-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I want my users able to access my server using RDP but the same time I need to block mapping their local pc resources (Drive/Printers/Clipboard /Serial Ports). Is there any way? please advice.
Question by:eyeqube
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Author Comment

ID: 33609943
Microsoft Windows RDP

Expert Comment

ID: 33609985
The simplest way would be to disable it in the RDP connection
Administrative tools -> terminal services configuration -> connections -> right click the connection RDP-TCP - > properties -> client settings tab -> disable the following tick boxes.

This will do it for everybody If you want to be more specific about which users and groups to disable for then use a group or local policy:


This gives information on group policies and how to lock down a terminal server

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ID: 33610075
I should ask this Question in Windows XP Zone, I didn’t find that zone. I am using Windows XP Professional as RD Server. Sorry for not to be clear.
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Accepted Solution

MinoDC earned 1000 total points
ID: 33610199
In Terminal Server Configuration - rdp-tcp properties.

The GPO settings should also work on the full rdp client connections.

Computer Configuration - Administrative templates - Windows
Components - Terminal Services - Client/Server data redirection
"Do not allow client printer redirection"
"Do not allow LPT port redirection"
"Do not allow drive redirection"

and you can see also here:


Assisted Solution

MinoDC earned 1000 total points
ID: 33610220
pardon....the one above, you do it through the Local Policy


Author Comment

ID: 33611074
Thanks for the advice; Problem is not fully solved but useful.

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