I'm logging into a Windows 2003 system from a Windows 7 workstation using Remote Desktop. I'm aiming to try and copy some files to the server from the client. In the 'local resources' section of the RDC, I've got all the drives ticked so it should be sharing those drives with the remote server.

However, when I log in, none of these shares get mapped, and if I navigate to \\tsclient, I just get a blank listing.

What's wrong here? What do I need to enable to allow this functionality to work?

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    I've found RDP sometimes just does that, no reason, no idea why, check for firewalls I guess otherwise reboot your client, if that's no good it might need a server reboot. – Chopper3 Apr 1 '11 at 10:19

Is there any kind of restrictions on the server that you are remoting into?

Check: Start > Run > tscc.msc

Right click on RDP-Tcp and go to Properties > Client Settings

Make sure that Drive Mapping doesn't have a check in it.

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    tscc.msc works on Server 2003. But what's the equivalent of tscc.msc on Server 2012? – Pacerier Mar 13 '15 at 16:38

If I understand correctly, this can happen if drive redirection is disabled. To see if that's the case on Windows Server 2012 R2:

  1. Run mmc.
  2. Under File, choose Add/Remove Snap-In.
  3. Add the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) snap-in.
  4. Right-click on Resultant Set of Policy and choose "Generate RSoP Data."
  5. Choose logging mode and follow the on-screen prompts to select the computer you're interested in. You don't need user policy settings.
  6. Navigate to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Remote Desktop Services, Remote Desktop Session Host, Device and Resource Redirection.
  7. Check whether "Do not allow drive redirection" is listed as Enabled.
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On Windows Server 2008 R2:

Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services > RD Session Host Configuration

Right click on RDP-Tcp Connection and choose Properties.

Click on Client Settings tab.

Clear Drive Mapping checkbox in list of disabled settings.

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