Configure file transfer to a server

To configure remote file transfer for an RD Session Host, Provider, or Remote PC, do the following:

  1. In the Parallels RAS Console, select the Farm category and then select a desired server type (RD Session Host, Provider, Remote PCs) in the middle pane.

  2. Right-click a desired server in the right pane and choose Properties.

  3. Select the Agent Settings tab.

  4. Select the Allow file transfer command option and click the Configure button. A dialog opens where you can specify remote file transfer options as described below.

  5. In the Direction drop-down list, select one of the following:

    • Client to server only: Transfer files from client to server only.

    • Server to client only: Transfer files from server to client only.

    • Bidirectional: Transfer files in both directions.

  6. In the Location field, specify a UNC path to a folder to be used as the default upload location. This path will also be used as the default source location when a user tries to download a file from a remote server. You can select from one of the locations predefined in the drop-down list or you can specify your own. Standard Windows environment variables, such %USERNAME%, %USERDOMAIN%, %USERPROFILE%, can be used. If the location is not found during an upload or download operation, the standard (default) download location will be used.

  7. The Do not allow to change location option prohibits the user to change the UNC path specified in the Location field. If the option is enabled, the user cannot select a different location while trying to upload or download a file. If the option is cleared, the user can specify a different location.

Important: Please note that the Do not allow to change location option cannot prevent the user from accessing the specified remote location directly. For example, a user can try to upload a file, note the default location's UNC path (to which he/she has access), then open it in File Explorer and copy it to any folder in his/her profile. To prevent such a scenario from happening, you need to implement additional measures to control locations other than the location that you specify here.

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