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Remote Desktop Connection/local drive help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by barrypatch, Sep 18, 2005.

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  1. barrypatch

    barrypatch Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2004
    I am connecting to a client's server via a VPN connection using Remote Desktop Connection on my XP home system.

    I have to run reports, convert to excel and then need to either print the report or transfer it to my local drive or a USB stick. I have checked access to local drives and printers, like I have in the past, but I can't get the file to print or transfer. My printers aren't listed as installed and when I copy and attempt to past on the local machine, I get an error that the source and file disk are not available.

    I have to do this on a daily basis from here on, so I really need to get a good solid and quick fix for this.


  2. timb5163


    Sep 19, 2005
    Have you ever used VNC. It allows you to actually connect to the remote machine and actually be on the desktop. You can then do everything on that machine and transfer the file back to your machine. Just a suggestion if you have further issues with VPN. I use VNC to support my customers.

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