Windows RDP Server-Client drive mapping
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: eeguru-ga
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04 Aug 2006 09:52 PDT
Expires: 03 Sep 2006 09:52 PDT
Question ID: 752567
I am connecting from a Windows XP laptop to my Windows 2003 server via Remote Desktop. I want to be able to map a LAPTOP drive letter to a shared drive on the SERVER. After plowing thorugh many articles about client-side drive redirection, nothing seems to answer my question. Thank you. To Clarify : I want LAPTOP drive X: to map to -> SERVER drive C: (for example) while in the session. I don't want to see my local drives in the session.
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Re: Windows RDP Server-Client drive mapping
From: dewd-ga on 09 Aug 2006 19:49 PDT
Please let me know if I'm understanding your question properly. You want a logical drive (X:) to be mapped to a shared resource located on the server, within the RDP session? If so, simply map X: to \\<ServerName>\<ResourceName> (NET USE X: \\<ServerName>\<ResourceName>) at the server console. The drive letter X: will then be available to you during your RDP session. But, that logical drive will not be accessible by your laptop because it exists on your server, not your laptop. If you want to map a logical drive X: on your laptop to a resource on your server, simply map X: to \\<ServerName>\<ResourceName> (NET USE X: \\<ServerName>\<ResourceName>) at the laptop console. The logical drive X: will then be available on your laptop as long as you are connected to your server, but you will not have access to that logical drive from within your RDP session because that mapping does not exist on the server. It exists on your laptop.
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