Mar 082008

Once you’ve reached the remote Desktop, you can work more or less as if you were sitting at the computer. The few differences in vista worth mentioning are discussed briefly in this section.

Using Cut, Copy, and Paste between the Local and Remote Computers

You can use Cut, Copy, and Paste commands to transfer information between the local computer and the remote computer. For example, you could copy some text from a program on the local computer and paste it into a program on the remote computer.

Copying from Remote Drives to Local Drives

You can copy from remote drives to local drives by working in Explorer. The drives on your local computer appear in Explorer windows on the remote computer marked as
Driveletter on COMPUTERNAME.The drives on the remote computer appear as regular drives. You can copy and move files from one drive to another as you would with local drives.

Printing to a Local Printer

You can print to a local printer from the remote Desktop by selecting the local printer in the Print dialog box just as you would any other printer.

Printer settings are communicated to the remote Desktop when you access it. If you add a local printer during the remote session, the remote Desktop won’t be able to see it. To make the printer show up on the remote Desktop, log off the remote session and log back on.

Using Drag and Drop

A new feature for Vista is the ability to use drag and drop to move objects between the local and remote computer. My personal experience has been that the feature appears to work better when you connect two Vista systems.

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