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Device and Resource Redirection

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Policy settings in this node control access to devices and resources on a client computer in Terminal Services sessions.

The full path of this node in the Group Policy Management Console is:

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Device and Resource Redirection

If you are using the Local Group Policy Editor, Policies is not part of the node path.


Name Explanation Requirements

Allow time zone redirection

This policy setting allows you to specify whether the client computer redirects its time zone settings to the Terminal Services session.

If you enable this policy setting, clients that are capable of time zone redirection send their time zone information to the server. The server base time is then used to calculate the current session time (current session time = server base time + client time zone).

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the client computer does not redirect its time zone information and the session time zone is the same as the server time zone.

Time zone redirection is possible only when connecting to at least a Windows Server 2003 terminal server with a client that is using RDP 5.1 or later.

At least Windows Server 2008

Do not allow Clipboard redirection

This policy setting allows you to specify whether to prevent the sharing of Clipboard contents (Clipboard redirection) between a remote computer and a client computer during a Terminal Services session.

You can use this policy setting to prevent users from redirecting Clipboard data to and from the remote computer and the local computer.

If you enable this policy setting, users cannot redirect Clipboard data.

If you disable this policy setting, Terminal Services always allows Clipboard redirection.

If you do not configure this policy setting, Terminal Services allows Clipboard redirection unless an administrator disables Clipboard redirection by using the Terminal Services Configuration tool.

At least Windows Server 2008

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