Swapping CDs is not recognized when using Windows Media Player Legacy on a Remote Desktop Destination PC

kazami 0 Reputation points

As a premise, I usually use a Surface Pro8, and when I want to use optical media, I connect to my desktop PC with Remote Desktop.

In Windows Vista and later, we need to enable All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions in Group Policy in order to successfully use removable media at the Remote Desktop destination.

If we don't do this, we won't be able to do things like right-click eject.

Now, with that set up, when I launch Windows Media Player Legacy and insert the CD, it doesn't show up in the list.

If the disc was inserted before Media Player started, it will be displayed, but even if I replace the disc after starting, the display of the disc will not change.

If I operate from local interaction instead of Remote Desktop Connection, I can successfully recognize disc swapping.

The Explorer correctly recognizes the disc replacement.

Do I need any special settings in Media Player?

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  1. Limitless Technology 42,301 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    I suggest you to check if you have enabled the option to access the disc drive on your computer.

    a. Click Start, point to All Programs (or Programs), point to Accessories.

    b. Select Remote Desktop Connection.

    c. Click Options, and then click local resources.

    Under Local devices and resources.

    d. Click on more button.

    e. Make sure that the box which says Drives is checked.

    f. Check mark all the drives which you want to access.

    Similar discussion here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/cd-drive-not-found-through-remote-desktop/e57406ec-b589-4151-abff-606964c19293#:\x7e:text=I%20suggest%20you%20to%20check,Programs)%2C%20point%20to%20Accessories

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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