Locally Mapped Drives and Remote Desktop Connection


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Thomas M.

XP Pro SP2

On of our users reports that he has several locally mapped drives on his
laptop and that when he uses Remote Desktop Connection to control another
machine, those drives show up on the remote machine and stay on the remote
machine even after he has disconnected the remote session. I've not seen
this behavior before, but then again I don't use a lot of mapped drives and
I rarely use Remote Desktop Connection (we remote control machines using
other software).

Can anyone tell me why this would happen, and how to prevent it?

--Tom
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was 1/3/2008 4:06 PM, and on a whim, Thomas M. pounded
out on the keyboard:
XP Pro SP2

On of our users reports that he has several locally mapped drives on his
laptop and that when he uses Remote Desktop Connection to control another
machine, those drives show up on the remote machine and stay on the remote
machine even after he has disconnected the remote session. I've not seen
this behavior before, but then again I don't use a lot of mapped drives and
I rarely use Remote Desktop Connection (we remote control machines using
other software).

Can anyone tell me why this would happen, and how to prevent it?

--Tom

Hi Tom,

When launching RDP, click the Options button at the login screen prior
to clicking Connect. Then click the Local Resources tab and under Local
devices, see if Disk drives is checked.

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Terry R.

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Thomas M.

Terry R. said:
The date and time was 1/3/2008 4:06 PM, and on a whim, Thomas M. pounded
out on the keyboard:


Hi Tom,

When launching RDP, click the Options button at the login screen prior to
clicking Connect. Then click the Local Resources tab and under Local
devices, see if Disk drives is checked.

--
Terry R.

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Terry,

Thanks for the information.

The user's big concern was that those mapped drives are sticking around
after he disconnects from the remote machine, and that another person who
logged in to the remote machine would see his mapped drives. Well, I found
out today that the user is remote controlling only one machine, and it's a
server that only he logs in to! I specifically asked him, "Does it happen
on EVERY machine you remote control," thinking that he's remote controlling
other workstations, and he said, "Yes." He never bothered to mention that
in his world "every machine" means ONE machine. And that it's a server.
And that only he logs in to that server. Kinda makes his concern a moot
point! ;-)

I'll pass the information along.

--Tom
 

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