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Do not allow drive redirection

This policy setting specifies whether to prevent the mapping of client drives in a Remote Desktop Services session (drive redirection). By default an RD Session Host server maps client drives automatically upon connection. Mapped drives appear in the session folder tree in File Explorer or Computer in the format on . You can use this policy setting to override this behavior. If you enable this policy setting client drive redirection is not allowed in Remote Desktop Services sessions and Clipboard file copy redirection is not allowed on computers running Windows Server 2003 Windows 8 and Windows XP. If you disable this policy setting client drive redirection is always allowed. In addition Clipboard file copy redirection is always allowed if Clipboard redirection is allowed. If you do not configure this policy setting client drive redirection and Clipboard file copy redirection are not specified at the Group Policy level.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Terminal Services # fDisableCdm

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Device and Resource Redirection

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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