simply copy from one pc to another

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Active Directory
MSTSC
RDP
rdpclip.exe
Terminal Services
TS
Windows Server 2003
hello. I was ashamed to ask the question to my colleagues though I am an absolute newbie... When I finally got the courage to do ask, I found out to my surprise that they did not know better than me..... here is the question: I access the AD of my customer by logging to a windows server 2003, call it N, via an RDP (MSTSC IP address) and then by making another TS in the same way (again RDP, MSTSC) to another windows 2003 server on my customer's network, call it server A. The question is : everybody seems to transfer files needed from server A to my PC or vice versa via email for small files and file-transfer-tool for bigger files. Is not there a simpler way to copy files from server A to my PC ? I tried connecting via TS with RDP while mapping my drive C... this worked to transfer files from server A to server N, but did not work to copy files from server N to my pc. any idea ?

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Instead of RDP use VNC. It has several variations <a href=”http://www.tightvnc.com/”>TightVNC </a>or <a href=”http://www.uvnc.com/”>UltraVNC </a>are popular.

You have to conect drives twice…from your pc to server n…and from n to a.
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Use the <a href=”http://filezilla-project.org/”>filezilla server application</a> on your PC and then FTP the files from server N if there is a route from server N to your PC.

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  • ITCogent
    If you want to access your drives to the target machine, you should be connected directly to the target machine, not through another machine. If you want to transfer some big files you can use online shared sites like dropbox, 4shared etc
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  • NewBie80
    using non-secure ways of transmitting the files such as uploading to gmail or to other file-upload utilities is not a good idea as those are supposed to be sensitive log files.....
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  • NewBie80
    thank you for your efforts guys. but in all the 3 proposed solutions, it would require installing an agent software on the client.... This is of course easy to do... yet, such a solution would not be feasible when dealing with thousands of customers, each having his or her PC or terminal .... I could not just install this agent for every customer whom I need to get log files from....
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  • NewBie80
    The filezilla option does not require on every client, just the server where the clients need to transfer files to for backup purposes. In fact, the push of the log files can be scheduled events using batch files from the clients to the FTP server and permit you to do other things since the task would be automated.
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  • NewBie80
    TroyTate I did not get you. with the filezilla server installed on my server, how can I upload files from any other client pc without installing an ftp client ?
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  • mshen
    OK... When you RDP into the server, you should be able to whack into the machine that you want. i.e. Start -> Run -> \ComputerNamec$. That is assuming you have administrative priviledges on the remote machine.
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  • mshen
    That is two backslashes. \\computername
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  • NewBie80
    ftp client is typically part of the operating system. In Windows, click Start, Run, CMD Type: ftp server-name Where server-name is the name of the server you want to connect to, for example: ftp servername (or serverIP) Next you will be prompted for your username and password. Here is a list of the commands you will routinely use in the FTP program: put filename - Upload a file to the server get filename - Download a file from the server mput filename - Put multiple files on the server mget filename - Get multiple files on the server ls - Get a list of files in the current directory cd - Change directory quit - Ends your ftp session
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  • NewBie80
    thank you very much Troy I really appreciate your kind help this works.
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