How can I use cwRsync between two windows machines within a secure network ?

Assuming that you want to synchronize from directory c:\srcdir on machine WINCLIENT to directory c:\destdir on machine WINSERVER :


  • Install cwRsync Server
  • Start RsyncServer service
  • Make sure that the service account has write access to c:\destdir. You can use Prep a Dir for Upload wizard from start menu.
  • Add a new module to rsyncd.conf :

path = /cygdrive/c/destdir
read only = false
transfer logging = yes



  • Install cwRsync client.
  • Use the command below to initiate rsync communication:

"c:\Program Files\cwRsync\bin\rsync" -av /cygdrive/c/srcdir/ WINSERVER::wintest

NB! Keep in mind that the recipe above is suitable for operations within a secure network.