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Windows 7: File sharing over remote desktop not working.

03 Jan 2013   #1
Tadroptopgirl

Windows 7 64bit ultimate
 
 
File sharing over remote desktop not working.

I have two laptops an ASUS with windows 7 ultimate and the other with windows 7 home premium. I also have a built desktop with windows server 2008 r2. I have enabled remote connection on the server and can log on with all of the user accounts. But I can not file share when I have remotely connected to the desktop using remote desktop connection. I have enabled printer and clipboard and then went in to more and selected the drive i wanted to share. I then logged on to remote desktop and the drive is not listed in computer management or in my computer. How can I fix this? Is it an issue in the windows server os that I need to do? Thank you for your help in advance!!!!


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03 Jan 2013   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

remote desktop connections allow you to 'control' a computer remotely--but--does not give you file sharing capabilities. You need to assign volumes on the server as 'shared' and then mount the 'volume(s)' on your laptops
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03 Jan 2013   #3
Tadroptopgirl

Windows 7 64bit ultimate
 
 

The server and the two laptops are not on the same network connection. I put the shared path with the ip address in the map network drives and it couldnt find the host.
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03 Jan 2013   #4
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tadroptopgirl View Post
The server and the two laptops are not on the same network connection. I put the shared path with the ip address in the map network drives and it couldnt find the host.
they NEED to be on the same network--you'll need to do some 'server' research to determine how to network all this together--I know very little about servers--except how to mount them when they're on the same network.

perhaps someone else can assist...
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