Making a Local Drive Available While Using Remote Desktop Connection

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Created: by Tony Baumann // Last Modified: by mgandhi

It is possible to install software from a local computer’s CD-Rom Drive onto a remote computer. The process involves making your local drive available to the remote computer. The process listed below gives instructions on how to accomplish this.

  1. Click Start\Programs\Accessories\Communications\Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. Select Options then Local Resources.
  3. Select More under Local devices and resources.
  4. Select the local CD-Rom drive listed under Drives.
  5. Click OK.

Now you have the ability to insert a CD or DVD into the local computer and install software onto the Remote computer.

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