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I am having a particularly vexing problem at the moment with Windows Remote Desktop (XP), and as usual I am turning to the experts on this forum for help.
My boss is needing to pull down some data from a remote server and save it locally. The initial instructions we were given didn't work, so instead we went with a workaround that essentially had us map his computer as a network drive on the remote computer, then create a desktop shortcut to a folder. In essence, we were creating a drop box, of sorts.
However, anytime the remote desktop connection is closed and then re-started, the shortcut stops working. Oh, it still appears, but it seems to hang and not connect. It's as if the remote computer has completely and utterly forgotten about how to open said folder. It can still open the folder without a problem using the mapped network drive (under My Computer), but that is kind of a multi-click function when I'm trying to create a single-click process here.
Now, I did find someone who was having a similar problem, and created a workaround involving opening an explorer window right to the folder. While this does work, you are no longer able to drag & drop onto the workaround, and the workaround doesn't show up as a folder in the programs he is using -- in other words, it is a shortcut to a program, not a shortcut to a folder.
I know that remote desktop sucks. If I could use any other program to dial in I would. But I can't, as the decision to use Remote Desktop is out of my hands. So... yeah.
Any advice? I'm thinking that the easiest solution might just have a script run when he logs onto the remote computer, but I know next to nothing about writing such a script.
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