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Can I restrict the drive letters redirected in rdp?

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I am using Windows server 2003R2 or 2008R2 as a Terminal server\Remote Desktop.

RDP session drive redirection can be allowed or disallowed using several methods, including Group Policies.

A GPO can be used to allow drive redirection, which then allows the RDP clients to redirect all local and mapped drives to the RDP host.

What I am looking for is a way to only redirect one specific drive, (example X:) but no other drives either local or network such as C; D: etc.

I'm looking for some way to 'filter' the drives redirected instead of just the enable or disable available in Group Policy.

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by:Justin Owens
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I think a better solution for you would be to have a login script on your RDP machine which runs on connection.  Seems a lot easier.  I am not sure what you are asking is even possible in GPO.  I would turn off drive redirection and then just map your X drive from the server.  Of course, this is assuming your X drive is not local to the client machine.....

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Thanks, Fast response..
Drive X in this case is a drive redirected from the local machine using MSTSC, the Terminal server will be in a DMZ preventing all but RDP accesss.

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by:Justin Owens
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So, you want it to where only drive X is mapped, and no others via  RDP initiation?
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by:fncexperts
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Yes..So an RDP session has only a specific local drive, not all the local drives available.
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by:Justin Owens
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Is the specific local drive you want to retained as mapped universally applied (is it the same for all users)?
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Yes, I intend for the RDP redirect to be consistently the same drive.

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Then your logon script for the TS server can wait a few seconds (For the RDP to actually establish the share) and then unmap any mapped drives you don't want to retain.  There really isn't another way around that.
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OK, we'll go with that.

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