The Folder application will securely display the content of a folder that you will make available for your users – without giving them access to the whole file system of the server.
First, create a folder on your server with Applications or documents that you want to share, in this example, we’ll use D:\Shared Folder.
Then, locate the folder.exe application in C:\Program Files (x86)\RDPLUS\UserDesktop\files:
Create a shortcut of this file. Edit the properties of this shortcut by right clicking on it.
Then modify the target path of the shortcut by entering the path of your applications folder on the Target line, after the original target path, for example (including all apostrophes):
“C:\Program Files (x86)\RDPLUS\UserDesktop\files\folder.exe” “D:\Shared Folder”
When you open the folder.exe shortcut, it should look like this (with your own documents and applications):
This shortcut can be copied to a user’s desktop folder or you can publish the folder.exe for a user as an application. If you do this, you will have to indicate the path of your folder in the Command Line option section:
Alternately, you can use Windows explorere in a similiar way to the folder.exe to publish your shared folder to your users as an application. In the Applications section of the AdminTool, click on the Application Publishingicon. In the display name type in the name of the shared folder or any name you want. Click on the browse button located on the right side of the “Path/Filename” field and locate C:\Windows\explorer.exe. The start directory will be filled in automatically with the path of explorer.exe. In the Command line option field, type in the path of the shared folder, it can be a local folder or a network shared folder using a UNC path (e.g. D:\Shared Folder or \\server\company)
Fill in the field below with your shared folder information:
Click Save to publish the new Shared Folder application
Then, you will need to assign the applcation in the “Assign application” tab. Assign the RDPlus Remote Taskbar and Shared Folder applications:
Here is the result, when you open a session with an rdp client, you will see the TSPlus taskbar with the shared folder applications – the RDPlus folder.exe is used on the left and Window Explorer is used on the right:
You can also do this with the floating panel. Open an admin tool and click on the “Assign application” tab. Assing the Floating Panel and Shared Folder applications.
Here is the result, with the Windows Explorer shared folder on top and the folder.exe shared folder below:
As you can see, folder.exe is useful if you want to give your seamless clients access to a shared folder, but restrict access to the rest of the Terminal Server’s file system.
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