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Terminal services and floppy drive

By Hershel Dunne ·
I have several users who log on to a Terminal Server here at our main building. They are in a remote location. The problem is this, when they are logged into the Terminal Server here (which is where they access our network and all of the resources they need to do their job), they cannot access their local floppy drives to save any data to a floppy should they need to do so. Has anyone else seen this problem? Does anyone else have any solutions? Thanks!

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by timwalsh In reply to Terminal services and flo ...

This is not actually a problem, this is by design.

You don't mention which TS client you are using. If you are using the TS client from Win2K Server, you have no way of connecting a local drive (or any other local resource) with a TS session. If you are using the TS client that comes built-in to WinXP (also known as Remote Desktop), you have the option of connecting local resources (drives, printers, etc.) with a TS session.

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by Hershel Dunne In reply to Terminal services and flo ...

I am using the Win2K terminal services client on a machine running Win2K Professional. The server is running Win2K Advanced Server. As far as connecting to other local resources, I have been able to devise a way to connect to local printers and they work fine on any one of the machines. So that information is incorrect. There must be a way to access the floppy drive. Someone out there will know a way or be able to figure it out. Thanks.

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by timwalsh In reply to Terminal services and flo ...

Yes, there is a way to do it, but it has nothing to do with TS. I'd be willing to bet that what you didi is install the local printer in user's TS profiles on the Remote server, providing the necessary credentials for access to the local network from the remote one.

You would have to do the same thing to allow users access to their local floppy drives (except it's a little more difficult). You need to share the floppy drive on each computer whse user want's access. You then would need to map that drive to each user's TS profile, providing the necessary credentials for access to the local network.

Again, this has nothing to do specifically with TS. This is the same procedure you would use to map shared resources in a remote domain.

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by Hershel Dunne In reply to Terminal services and flo ...

I tried to share the drives and no matter what I do the drives do not work from the client. The floppy drive on the server is the only one that will work.

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