Home » Technology » Howto

How to Use/Disable Local Printers, Drives and Clipboard in Remote Desktop Session

Submitted by Vidhu on Apr 25 2013 Views: 5577 | Subscribe


How to Use Local Printers, Drives and Clipboard in Remote Desktop Session

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/2008/2010

  • Open "Remote Desktop Connection" , go to "Local Resources" tab .

  • Select (tick) "Printers" to use local printers in remote desktop session,

  • Select (tick) "Clipboard" to use Clipboard in remote desktop session

Remote Desktop Connection
  • To use your local drives (c:, d: , e: etc) click "More..." button, click +Drives to show the drives list , and select drives to use in remote session and press "OK", then go to General tab , enter the IP address or hostname of the remote pc you want to connect and press "Connect ". Now local devices are available in the remote session.
Remote Desktop Session Drives

How to disable local printers, drives and other resources in remote desktop sessions?

  • Open "Remote Desktop Connection" , go to "Local Resources" tab .

  • Uncheck "Printers" to disable local printers in remote desktop session,

Remote Desktop Connection

  • Uncheck  "Clipboard" to disable Clipboard in remote desktop session

Remote Desktop Session Drives

  • To disable local drives (c:, d: , e: etc) click "More..." button, click +Drives to show the drives list , and uncheck drives you don't want  to use in remote session and press "OK", then go to General tab , enter the IP address or hostname of the remote pc you want to connect and press "Connect ".

Related:Event ID: 1111:Driver Microsoft XPS Document Writer required for printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.


Tags: Remote Desktop, Printers, Clipboard

Get email updates. Virus Removal Tips, News, How to, Threat Alerts.

Leave a comment!