Drag and drop through Remote Desktop Connection



When it comes to IT administration, being able to use drag-and-drop functionality through a remote desktop connection can be incredibly useful. The ability to quickly and easily move files and folders around between remote systems can save time and effort, and can be a great way to manage projects and tasks.

Unfortunately, this functionality is not always available. The drag-and-drop feature requires both systems to be set up correctly and to have the right settings enabled. To use drag-and-drop through a remote desktop connection, the client computer and server computer both need to have the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) set up correctly.

The client computer must have the Client Access License (CAL) installed, and the server computer must have the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) role installed. The Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RD CM) must also be installed on both the client and server computers.

Once the client and server computers are both set up correctly and have the required settings enabled, you can use the drag-and-drop feature through the remote desktop connection. To do this, open the Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RD CM) on both the client and server computers.

In the RD CM, select the “Connections” tab and select “New” to create a new connection. Enter the IP address of the server computer into the “Server name” field and select “Connect”. Once the connection is established, you will be able to drag and drop files and folders between the two computers.

To drag and drop a file or folder, select the item on the client computer and then drag it to the server computer. To drag and drop a file or folder from the server computer to the client computer, select the item on the server computer and then drag it to the client computer. You can also drag and drop multiple items at the same time.

When you are done, select the “Disconnect” button on the Remote Desktop Connection Manager to disconnect the two computers. It is important to remember to disconnect the two computers when you are done, as this will ensure that the drag-and-drop feature is not left open and vulnerable to unauthorized access.

Using drag-and-drop through a remote desktop connection can be incredibly helpful in IT administration. It can save time and effort, and can be a great way to manage projects and tasks. To use the drag-and-drop feature, the client and server computers must both have the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) set up correctly, and the Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RD CM) must be installed on both computers. Once the connection is established, you can drag and drop files and folders between the two computers. When you are done, make sure to disconnect the two computers to ensure that the drag-and-drop feature is not left open and vulnerable to unauthorized access.

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