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Printer with Remote Desktop Connection

By susie ·
I work out of my home and remote into my office. I am trying to use my Canon MX850 printer when I am inside of our server. We use Windows Server 2003. They did load the driver at my office, but
I cannot get it to work.

Not sure if it matters, but I am remoting in using Parallels.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.

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Same type questiom

by shasca In reply to Printer with Remote Deskt ...

Look at the suggestions from this thread and see if any apply to your situation.

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-7343-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=276468&start=0

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Port Problem

by susie In reply to Same type questiom

Thank you. I read thru this post but I am not sure how to check the port settings. Can you help me with that?

Thank you.

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local printer

by shasca In reply to Port Problem

That would be in the properties of the printers install location. where you would check the driver, advanced settings,sharing etc...

He doesn't really say what it was, so I would think that the other suggestions are more valid in your case.\
Let us know

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Network places

by susie In reply to local printer

I do not know how to Browse to the Network places like you said in the previous post.

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Explorer

by shasca In reply to Network places

It would available on a "networked" PC in your windows Explorer. This would not be an option for a standalone, or home PC.

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HOw

by susie In reply to Explorer

Can you please talk me through it step by step?

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Idea

by susie In reply to HOw

Just had a thought. I do not have this printer intalled on my Parallels. I need to do this first. If it does not work after that, I will post again.

Thanks.

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info

by shasca In reply to HOw

I guess you'll have to give us more to work with. "I can't get it to work" doesn't tell us what you have tried to this point, or how your local printer is setup.
Can you see and print to the printer/s installed on the Server?
Do you know how to browse the server network for available resources?
Have your IT folks cofigured your VPN Connection to allow local printing from the network?
This would be a VPN setting.
For the server to be able to print to the local printer at your home you need to verify that it can see, communicate with it.

Do you have in house IT Staff at your business?

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