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  • What is the best method of transfering files between local and remote computer

    we have several remove terminal server environments set up.
    Our setups normally consist of a DC and terminal server hosted in a datacenter.

    we often have requests from users to be able to easily trasnfer files from their local computer to the remote terminal server.

    For example, this may be to get files from a pen drive, or a CD, or a camera etc.

    I understand that there is an option to link local drives to the terminal server, and you can specify that all future connected drives be connected.

    However, in my experience this isn't always reliable, and sometimes the drive becomes disconnected and this does not work.

    We have thought about using dropbox, and in fact currently have one user with this facility so they can transfer from their comptuer to their profile via dropbox account.

    However, I have been previously advised at Petri forums that dropbox isnt really an enterprise solution, and of course enabling it for all users in the company would be a potential problem as they could all upload up to 2GB of data (or whatever the limit is).

    Ideally I would like a single shared folder accessible via a share to the terminal server, and then user folders within that, and for each local user to have access to that shared space from their local computer.

    What would be the best solution for this?
    David Silvester
    Systems Administrator

  • #2
    Re: What is the best method of transfering files between local and remote computer

    SkyDrive Pro is a great option.

    But I've never had any issues with connected drives in RDP. Are users connecting over unreliable links?
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: What is the best method of transfering files between local and remote computer

      Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
      SkyDrive Pro is a great option.

      But I've never had any issues with connected drives in RDP. Are users connecting over unreliable links?
      Should be reliable link - they have BT fibre in the office and the data center has 1GBPS.

      Im sure I have set it up for users in the past, and then they have came back a few weeks later and said that the USB drive no longer shows up.

      however, based on what you have said, I will trial that method with one user and see how stable it is for them.

      Thanks
      David Silvester
      Systems Administrator

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      • #4
        Re: What is the best method of transfering files between local and remote computer

        Since it's USB drives, for redirection, make sure you configure the RDSH server to allow plug and play devices.
        http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc770631.aspx

        Also, on the client, make sure they select "devices that I plug in later".
        (Local Resources tab -> under Local Devices and Resources, click More -> expand Other Supported Plug & Play (PnP) Devices)
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: What is the best method of transfering files between local and remote computer

          Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
          Since it's USB drives, for redirection, make sure you configure the RDSH server to allow plug and play devices.
          http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc770631.aspx

          Also, on the client, make sure they select "devices that I plug in later".
          (Local Resources tab -> under Local Devices and Resources, click More -> expand Other Supported Plug & Play (PnP) Devices)
          Thanks, I will double check those settings, and I will have one user trial it.
          David Silvester
          Systems Administrator

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          • #6
            Re: What is the best method of transfering files between local and remote computer

            http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...(v=ws.10).aspx
            Best Regards,

            Yuval Sinay

            LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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