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Remote desktop client drive redirection suddenly stopped working on server 2008 R2

    Question

  • I had distributed rdp files with drive redirection enabled successfully deployed.  Several users were successfully using the remote applications.  After several weeks I was set to demonstrate the technology when I brought up the applications the remote drive and printer resources were no longer working.  Remote clipboard continues to function.  No group policy changes were made.  The client and server settings remain the same.


    Friday, November 22, 2013 11:22 PM

Answers

  • Also double-check ports/firewall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol). For good measure, disable the firewall, just to check if it is interfering.

    From an administrative / privileged command prompt on the client:

    netsh firewall set opmode mode=disable

    Then see if the drives are blocked. This will eliminate the firewall altogether; assuming you are using Windows firewall. Otherwise, disable any other firewall / blocking software and see how it reacts without firewall. Additionally, go back into RDP and manually "set" those options to allows Disk Drive Mapping and Printer pass-through.

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    tnjman

    Monday, November 25, 2013 2:55 PM
  • Hi,

    Please check if the policies. Do not allow client printer redirection and Do not allow drive redirection are enabled.

    Make Local Devices and Resources Available in a Remote Session

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770631.aspx

    Thanks.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 25, 2013 2:25 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Please check if the policies. Do not allow client printer redirection and Do not allow drive redirection are enabled.

    Make Local Devices and Resources Available in a Remote Session

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770631.aspx

    Thanks.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 25, 2013 2:25 PM
  • Also double-check ports/firewall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol). For good measure, disable the firewall, just to check if it is interfering.

    From an administrative / privileged command prompt on the client:

    netsh firewall set opmode mode=disable

    Then see if the drives are blocked. This will eliminate the firewall altogether; assuming you are using Windows firewall. Otherwise, disable any other firewall / blocking software and see how it reacts without firewall. Additionally, go back into RDP and manually "set" those options to allows Disk Drive Mapping and Printer pass-through.

    Please remember to Mark as Answer, if I was able to help resolve your issue. You may mark more than one answer, if more than one posting helps resolve your issue. Thanks.


    tnjman

    Monday, November 25, 2013 2:55 PM
  • Hi,

    I would like to check if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:43 AM