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Set Up Drivers for Windows

You must set options prior to connecting to the remote computer if you intend to access resources on your local computer during your remote session, including your printer, USB drives, mapped drives or your clipboard. You may also customize display and performance options.

  1. Select Start, All Program, Accessories.
  2. Click the Options button in the lower left of the window to set the options for your remote session.
  3. Select the Local Resources tab. In the lower third of this panel, labeled Local devices and resources, check the boxes next to Printers and Clipboard if you would like to print or copy and paste during your remote session.
  4. Click the More... button. A new window appears.
    • Check the box next to Drives to be able to access your S: drive, local hard drives, plugged in USB drives, and other mapped drives.
    • Check the box next to Other supported Plug and Play (Pnp) devices to be able to access any PnP devices (such as digital cameras, scanners or joysticks) that you may have plugged in.
  5. Click OK when you have finished setting your options.
  6. To save these settings for future connections, click the General tab, then click Save. If you do not save the settings at this time, you will be given another opportunity to save them when you exit the remote session. The next time you launch the Remote Desktop Connection, your most recent saved settings will be used.

You are ready to connect.

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