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Copying And Pasting Files Over A Remote Desktop Connection

Posted in Networking at Tuesday, 12 December 2006 20:52 W. Europe Standard Time

Ever wondered why Ctrl+C of a file on the Terminal Server and a subsequent Ctrl+V on the local machine does not work? Torsten and I had a little chat some weeks ago discussing this particular feature. It worked for me on several servers, but not for him. I was a little clueless why this happened, but some days ago Torsten provided a solution: You need to check the "connect local drives" checkbox. This should have been obvious, but I didn't think of this feature being used by the clipboard to copy files over the RDP connection.

Remote Desktop Connection Settings

By the way, Microsoft released a new version of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client that supports Terminal Services Gateways, 32-bit color, Clear Type font smoothing and a whole lot of other stuff. Unfortunately it's only available in English and thus won't install on my German Windows XP.

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