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local printer resouce in remote desktop

By dryflies ·
using remote desktop (rdp), I am trying to get my local printer resource to work. I select the printers checkbox in the local resources tab but the printer is not there when I connect. I would just share the printer but the remote is in a different domain than the host. When you attempt to print, the install printer wizard pops up. when you tell it to find a local printer it cannot find the connection. What do I need to do to make the connection visible to the remote?

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by Eride In reply to local printer resouce in ...

This might just be a guess on the extent of your setup, have you tried internet printing?

The Internet Printing feature isn't a default component of IIS. To enable it, you must install it as follows:

1. Start the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel applet (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Windows Components button.
3. Select Application Server and click Details.
4. Select Internet Information Services (IIS) and click Details.
5. Ensure that the "Internet Printing" check box is selected.
6. Click OK to close all dialog boxes.

After you've installed the Internet Printing feature, users can use the http:///printers URL to view and connect to the printers on the node. Users with the correct access permissions can also control certain printing actions.

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by dryflies In reply to

I want to know how to do it in rdp. internet printing would work but I want only the connected host to have their local printer work with programs on the remote computer and only have it connected while they are using remote desktop.

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by Eride In reply to local printer resouce in ...

To make your local printer available in a session

1. In the Remote Desktop Connection window, click Options.

2. On the Local Resources tab, under Local devices, click Printers.

3. Click Connect.

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by dryflies In reply to

I had the printers check box checked. Still no printer. there is no printer in the printers folder and when I try to print it does not recognise my local printer.

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by JerryRBP In reply to local printer resouce in ...

A work around for your problem would be to install a pdf writer on the remote PC, there are a number of free ones available (I have been using pdf995), select the pdf writer as the printer, save and move the file to your home PC to print it out.

You could also manual map to your shared home printer but use the ip address instead of the machine name.

Using the local resources in a remote connection are very, very, very slow so I alway try to map the connection when saving or printing. Using the pdf writer worked eqally as well.

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by dryflies In reply to

I am not looking for a workaround. I want it to work the way it is supposed to.

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by sebarry In reply to local printer resouce in ...

We ran into the same issue with a consultant that needed to access a machine at our site and also print to his local printer. We narrowed it down to the following issues:

1. His local printer was a network printer that utilized a TCP/IP Port. The following MS article details that printer redirection may not take place in a remote desktop session if this is the case:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302361

We made the following registry changes to the consultant's (remote) computer as outlined in the article.

2. The printer at the consultant's site utilized a driver that was not available in Windows XP on the Host Computer. Following Microsoft's suggestion in the Remote Desktop Help file we installed the driver and created the printer on the Host Computer. (Note: the printer driver installed on the Host Computer must be the same as the printer driver installed on the
Remote Computer).

After both changes had been implemented the consultant was able to conduct a remote desktop session and print locally.

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