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    How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote Deskt

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    I have an XP computer that is configured with a Remote Desktop Connections via the Internet to connect to a Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition computer.

    When I make my connection as administrator to the Windows Server 2003 computer and go to a cmd.exe prompt and type net use I see the following:

    OK F: col1Vol1 Microsoft Windows Network
    OK R: col1Assessor Microsoft Windows Network
    OK Z: col1Public Microsoft Windows Network

    I want to be able to copy files back and forth with copy command while at a cmd.exe prompt.

    How do I configure the connection so I can see my C: drive when I

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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote Deskt

    Is this question in the correct forum?

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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote D

    What is your computer name? Is it the "col1" you have stated?
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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote D

    The names in the list are what's available on the server, my computer name is WinXPSer1 and is not in the list.

    My question is how do I get my computer name WinXPSer1 in the list so I can map a see my local C & D drives on client computer?

    John

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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote D

    You should be able to use the command <pre>net use h: WinXPSer1c$</pre>

    Of course, replacing whatever drive letter you need on the remote box for the "H:". In a similar fashion, use d$ for the d drive when mapping.
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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote D

    Hi Chris

    I'm getting the following:

    Cocuments and SettingsAdministrator>net use v: winxpser1c$
    System error 67 has occurred.

    The network name cannot be found.

    Any other thoughts?

    John

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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote Deskt

    We would need to know a lot more about how both of these computers connect to the internet to help you. Are you using some kind of VPN connectivity, or do both computers simply connect directly to the Internet? What types of firewall are in use at both ends?

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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote Deskt

    Stuart

    The only way I can see my local F: drive is to perform the following:

    1. Connect to the Internet, AOL, modem dialup

    2. Click Start, Settings, Network Connections, VPN connection City of Lackawanna, Connect - Connecting to, Verifying,
    Registering

    3. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, Communications, Remote Desktop Connection, Select Remote Connection,
    Connect

    4. Go to a Command Prompt on Remote Desktop

    5. Type NetNbs.bat

    H:>Net Use /Yes V: WinXpSer1F
    The command completed successfully.

    Is there any way to streamline this process?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote Deskt

    John,

    I have a feeling I'm being a bit slow today. Can I summarise what I think you are asking...
    <UL><LI>You have a local PC called WinXPSer1
    <LI>You have a server called col1
    <LI>WinXPSer1 connects to the internet and then, via VPN to the network where col1 is
    <LI>The user on WinXPSer1 establishes a remote desktop connection to col1, over the VPN link
    <LI>You run a BAT file on col1 to connect the F: drive on WinXPSer1 as network drive V: on col1[/list]If I am correct then I can't see any obvious way to "streamline" this. You should be able to set up your VPN connection so that it automatically dials the AOL dialup connection when it needs to connect, which might save a few seconds, but that's about all.

    Does everything work the way it should when you have connected or is there a problem (other than a desire to have a streamlined process)?

    StuartR

    Edited to add
    If the only reason for the Remote Desktop connection is to run the BAT file then you may be able to do something with the AT command instead, if this is enabled on the server.

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    Re: How to Access My Local Drive While in Remote Deskt

    Stuart

    Your right on.

    What I am trying to accomplish is run apps from the remote desktop. Then go to a cmd prompt.

    Then run a batch file that zips some files on remote server, then copies them back to my local hard drive.

    My prior experience is with Citrix, after making a one click Citrix connection to its desktop (everythings mapped) I can run apps and transfer file back and forth.

    To accomplish same with Remote Desktop it looks like I have to make a VPN connection first then run Remote Desktop, then manually map my local drive to accomplish same.

    Everything works fine after jumping through the extra hoops

    Thanks, John

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