Most of the servers I RDP to support cut-and-paste file transfer (from my Win7 64 machine). One does not, and I can't figure out what configuration step is missing.

I followed the steps outlined here:


but do not see the local file system on the remote server (or vice versa for that matter), and I cannot cut and paste files from the local to the remote system.

If I try to cut and paste from the remote system to the local one, I get the error

Cannot copy FILENAME: Windows cannot find '%1!ls!'. Check the spelling and try again, or try searching for the item by clicking the Start button and then clicking Search.

The remote server is Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.

  • Hi Eric. I am also having this problem for some time. Wondering if you managed to solve this problem?
    – Jake
    Feb 21, 2012 at 7:04
  • If you open an explorer window on the remote server and enter \\tsclient\c\ as the path, does it enumerate your local hard drive? If so there may be some other issue, otherwise its certainly a config problem. Jun 6, 2012 at 12:49

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Assuming there is no RDP policy setting preventing you from connecting the local drives to an RDP session, on the client (before you connect) go into the option/local resources and ensure the drive(s) is/are enabled. On the Win 7 client you will need to click the "More" button to see the drives option.

  • Did that per the link in my post. Where would I check policy settings on the remote server?
    – Eric J.
    Apr 1, 2011 at 4:41
  • @EricJ. I believe that's set in the Terminal Server Manager MMC plugin.
    – wfaulk
    May 5, 2012 at 1:16

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