open remote desktop files using applications on client computer

Is there a free way to do the following?
I have a user that uses Remote desktop connection to connect to his remote computer here at the office.
The remote computer doesn't have office 2010 on it. However, his computer he is using to remote in from does.  So when he clicks on the xmls files when he is remoted in they do not open. Is there a way to route the programs to open on his local computer? Or does he simply have to send the file to his computer then open it?
Thanks!
bbimisAsked:
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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
You can connect remote computer drives, copy from remote files required and open on local PC.
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strivoliCommented:
In RDP there's a client and a server. If the client has the software and the server has the file you must send the file to the client.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
the user needs to share a local drive of his/her computer to the remote computer RDPed in. then within the RDP session copy the files back to his local drive and open them using local applications.

please see below the detailed steps to share the local drive.

FYI

How to gain access to local files in a remote desktop session to a Windows XP-based or to a Windows Server 2003-based host computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313292

in case of connecting to W2K3:

Local drive redirection not working in RDP Session
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2436104
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bbimisAuthor Commented:
Well see the file is a excel file with numerous links to files on the remote computers drive
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strivoliCommented:
Open the Excel file directly from the client. Why do you need a Remote Desktop Session?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
So when he clicks on the xmls files when he is remoted in they do not open. Is there a way to route the programs to open on his local computer? Or does he simply have to send the file to his computer then open it

When you use remote desktop you are on 2 computers (your computer) and the remote computer.   You basically are sharing input/output devices and that is it.  Because I have program A on the local computer and not on the remote computer, I can't open files that need program A on the remote computer.. just as if you were physically sitting on the remote computer.  If I share my local drives with the remote computer then I can on the remote computer use Program B which is installed on the remote computer only) to open files that depend on Program B. (this is only if remote desktop client is configured to allow access to local files)
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