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Writing DVD over Remote Desktop Connection

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    Writing DVD over Remote Desktop Connection


    I am trying to write a DVD over RDP but my writer is not recognised. After searching the internet, I found out that Windows disallows this as a security precaution. I did find a fix for Windows 7, which is to go into GPedit.msc and change the setting for 'All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions' to enabled. However, this setting is not there in Windows 8. Has it been removed for Windows 8 and if so is there another fix.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Dobberdog View Post
    I am trying to write a DVD over RDP but my writer is not recognised. After searching the internet, I found out that Windows disallows this as a security precaution. I did find a fix for Windows 7, which is to go into GPedit.msc and change the setting for 'All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions' to enabled. However, this setting is not there in Windows 8. Has it been removed for Windows 8 and if so is there another fix.

    Thanks in advance
    Do you mean this setting?

    It's there in Windows 8 under Computer Configuration > All Settings.

    Perhaps you weren't looking in the right place or you aren't using Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise.
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    Windows 8


    Thank you so much. I was indeed looking in the wrong place
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Dobberdog View Post
    Thank you so much. I was indeed looking in the wrong place
    '

    Oh ok, that makes sense. Glad you have it figured out now.
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Writing DVD over Remote Desktop Connection
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