Synchronizing files using terminal server session

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

Is there any way to synchronize files from a drive on a computer connecting to Terminal Server with network drive within the Terminal Server session?

How would I access a local drive visible in Windows Explorer in Terminal Server session in DOS? I can see it as C on Laptop but no logical drive letter is assigned.
If I could do that, probably robocopy would sync files.

Thank you.
Question by:Mezczyzna
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    by:Steve Knight
    If it is allowed through to be mapped you can see it as \\tsclient\c etc. and therefore access it with robocopy, explorer, mapped drives or whatever OK.



    C:\Documents and Settings\stephen>dir \\tsclient\c
     Volume in drive \\tsclient\c has no label.
     Volume Serial Number is 9A80-937F

     Directory of \\tsclient\c

    19/10/2011  15:37             1,024 .rnd
    20/10/2011  16:45    <DIR>          1. DATA
    01/10/2011  16:02    <DIR>          2. INSTALL
    01/10/2011  16:03    <DIR>          3. UTILS
    12/10/2011  01:02    <DIR>          4. WIP
    20/10/2011  10:13    <DIR>          5. VMWARE
    01/10/2011  14:09    <DIR>          Intel
    10/10/2011  11:42         1,709,356 lxcq.log
    14/07/2009  04:20    <DIR>          PerfLogs
    14/10/2011  07:06    <DIR>          Program Files
    19/10/2011  16:04    <DIR>          Program Files (x86)
    20/10/2011  07:03             6,388 SUService.log
    16/10/2011  23:52    <DIR>          Users
    14/10/2011  19:41    <DIR>          Windows
                   3 File(s)      1,716,768 bytes
                  11 Dir(s)  518,007,099,392 bytes free

    C:\Documents and Settings\stephen>

    Author Comment

    I don't see to be able to map it in TS.

    The drive appears in TS session after checking Local Disk in allowing Local devices and resources.

    A lot of techs being on the road don't have any idea on how to copy needed files to their local drives and use for equipment diagnostics. That's why I thought of automatic it for them when they connect to TS.

    Thank you.
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    ok, so you can see it in explorer then.... C on computersname etc. But \\tsclient does not work?

    have you tried:

    start cmd.exe prompt
    type dir \\tsclient\c

    if that works:

    xcopy \\tsclient\c c:\


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    by:Steve Knight
    No problem, should work :-)

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