Copy options in Remote Desktop
Each time you copy an item to a client, you can select the location and owner of the copied file, the network bandwidth used, and the action to take in case of failure or duplicate files. These options (where to place items, if an item already exists, and setting item ownership) are listed below.
Place items in
There are several preset destinations available in the Place Items In pop-up menu, including the Applications folder. If you don’t see the destination you want, you can specify a full pathname.
If an item already exists
If an item with the same name as the item you’re copying already exists at the destination, you can:
Replace the existing item
Replace the existing item if the existing item is older
Rename the existing item
Rename the item being copied
Always ask which of the above options you want to use
Set item ownership to
By default, the copied files inherit the owner and group of the enclosing destination folder. However, you can:
Preserve the current owner
Set the owner to the current user
Specify user and group
If a problem occurs
If a single client fails to get the copied file, the copy operation continues for all participating clients. However, you can choose to cancel the entire copy operation if one participating client reports a failure. This option is also available in the Install Packages dialog.
You can open a copied item immediately after it’s copied. If you select this option, the file opens with the app that created it.
You can encrypt the data that’s sent across the network. If you select the “Encrypt network data” option, you exchange performance for security. This option is also available in the Install Packages dialog.
File copying is done at the maximum sustainable rate for the network, so Remote Desktop uses all the resources at its disposal to quickly and efficiently finish the copy. Depending on what else is being done on the network, you may want to explicitly limit the copy data transfer rate. You can set an approximate maximum data rate in kilobytes per second for file copies. This option is also available in the Install Packages dialog.