This is an InstallShield Training blog, but once in a while I learn something off-topic that deserves to be passed on.
In working with clients remotely, I have used every piece of internet meeting software out there, including GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Live Meeting and many others. Generally, this type of software allows you to transfer files from your local machine to the remote machine and vice-versa. However, when you use Remote Desktop Connection, it’s not apparent how to do this.
With RDC, you can sometimes drag and drop or copy and paste files from your local machine to the remote machine. However, that doesn’t always work. Well, there’s another technique that always works.
Take a look at the screenshot below.
Select the Drives checkbox when you click the More button
Just open the Remote Desktop Connection dialog, click on the Local Resources tab, click the More button under Local devices and resources and in the dialog that opens, select the Drives checkbox.
After you select the checkbox, click OK, then click Connect. You have to click Connect after you do this and your change will be saved. The next time you open an RDC, the Drives checkbox will still be checked.
If you read various posts on the web, some people don’t like this method because they feel it’s not secure. I’ll let you make up your own mind on that.