Rdp local resources not showing

Mike Hammer
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Windows 2012r2. Rdp server

When I have a sub CD-ROM device attached to a client. And then crest rdp session to the server I’d like the cd rom to be available.  
But it’s not working
Client has all the right tick boxes ticked

I’m sure there is just a gpo setting somewhere but can’t find what’s preventing it from working.

Any ideas or log locations   ?


Although I’m pretty sure I’ve covered the basics.
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Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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"Client has all the right tick boxes ticked"  

When you "tick" the box for drives there is a plus sign that you need to click to expand and select which drives.

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Yes everything is as it works on home setup

I just can't get it to work on a locked down server struggling to find what's preventing it
Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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Is it not available at all or can you see the drive but can't access any CD placed in the drive?  I don't have a CD drive available right now so can't test it.

There was another question asked here a few years ago that was forced accepted to close but may provide some further insight:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/24201474/CDROM-access-in-Remote-Desktop.html
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Thank you I'll check it out

Nothing happens I don't see the drive (s) at all.  

It's not just cd also the local hard drives don't appear either.    
It's like the whole local resources thing is not working

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is this CD rom USB ?

if yes check GP

showing in the following article

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/24201474/CDROM-access-in-Remote-Desktop.html

Make sure that the following Group Policy setting is enabled: All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions.
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

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Assuming the client is in a domain and you cannot even see drives in the setup (while not connected via RDP) - did you check the applied GPOs with gpresult already? Should be pretty obvious if there are such settings.

AFAIK RDP GPOs are only appliable on the server side. You can also use tsconfig.msc to switch off drive redirection, again on the server side. Both just leads to the server ignoring your RDP file settings for drive redirection.

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Cheers. Rsop lol fine. I did do a gpo with the settings mentioned in this thread and a few googled ones. Even if I put in a new ou with no other gpos.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

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I didn't understand your last post. Does "Rsop lol fine" mean that RSOP does not show any related policy?

Please confirm: You can set up local drive sharing fine in MSTSC, but it just doesn't happen to do anything while connected to the server?
Then you need to do some difference analysis. Try the same with another "server" machine (can be client OS). If it doesn't work there to, a GPO setting  is (still) most likely. In any case I would check the tsconfig.msc on the server.

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Rsop shows
The policy settlings mentioned in this post as applied

I'm not at work today but will check the mstsc settings tomorrow. Thank you.  

This works fine at home in s test rig. Same Os
So I know how to do it in principle.  Just struggling to trouble shoot the issue at work

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

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You need to be more precise. "Applied" doesn't mean "set", only that some value is set (versus "unknown"). We need to see the exaxct setting.

Are you saying that one client doesn't work, whether your other one does?

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No.  I'm saying.  In one environment    It works.  In a separate environment it doesn't.

I'm not at work so can't be exact just now.   But. When I say applied I mean the correct setting is set,  I know what's supposed to be set.   It's not working. So loooking for reasons

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No tsconfig on 2012r2

Author

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Fixed.  I'll post solution tomorrow. Away from work at present thanks for contributing
This set of changes worked.  (We use usb drives too)
There may be some unneeded but no time to test this week
Computer configuration
System/removable storage access
All removable storage. Allow direct access in remote sessions.    Enabled

Windows/components/Remote Desktop services/Remote Desktop session host /device and resource redirection
Do not allow com port redirection.   Disabled
Do not allow drive redirection.  Disabled
Do not allow supported plug and play device redirection.   Disabled


Also did. Allow rdp redirection of other supported remote fx usb devices from this computer enabled.  But works with out that too

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