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I frequently connect to a remote machine on Windows using Remote Desktop Connection. Both my local machine and the remote machine run Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise.

I would like the remote machine to be able to write on the drives it mounts from the local machine.

There is an option in the Options->Local Resources tab to enable the mounting of local drives, but when I connect to the remote machine, the remote machine cannot write on the mounted local drives.

Are these the default permissions for remote desktop connections? Is there a way to change them?

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The permissions are exactly the same as those your local account has. If you are running Remote Desktop client as a normal user, then you will only have write access to your own files; the remote account is irrelevant.

If you want full access to the entire filesystem, run Remote Desktop (mstsc) as an administrator and with elevated privileges.

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How would running the Remote Desktop Client as Admin give you admin privileges on the server you're connecting to? –  Canadian Luke Dec 17 '11 at 22:01
    
@Luke: Like I said, the privileges you have on the server are irrelevant. You're writing to a local drive, whether directly or via remote desktop mount, so only local privileges matter. –  grawity Dec 17 '11 at 22:07
    
Sorry, misread the question –  Canadian Luke Dec 17 '11 at 22:57

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