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Cannot Print to a Local Print when on a Remote Connection

By jerseyjoe ·
I have a user at a remote location who remotes in a computer at our office. Whenever she tries to print a document from her remote computer here to her desktop printer there, it always gets stuck in the print queue and it will not delete either unless the spooler is stopped and restarted. I've set her printer properties to Share with a sharename of myprinter3. I've typed the following command on her computer at our office: net use lpt1: \\computername\myprinter3 /persistent:yes
It sends documents to her workstation printer spool, but it simply will not print.

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Depends on the security settings of your VPN client

by mdhealy In reply to Cannot Print to a Local P ...

Check the documentation for your VPN client software. Many clients are by default configured so they disable access to local network resources when they are active, for security reasons, so they are logically inside the firewall when on the VPN. For instance, suppose two people in the same household work for different companies, each of which wants to protect its proprietary data.

The most extreme case of this I know is a colleague whose wife works for an insurance company so she needs to access sensitive medical records. They have two totally independent DSL lines to their house, one for which her employer pays the bills and one for which they pay the bills. The line from her employer is NOT allowed to have a router, wifi access point, or any device other than her work laptop connected to it; all other computers including VPN access from his work laptop must use the other DSL line. Basically they enforce complete physical isolation of their network.

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Figured it out

by jerseyjoe In reply to Cannot Print to a Local P ...

After a lot of troubleshooting I was able to get it to print successfully again. There were two HP .dll files under the Printer Processor. One needed to changed from RAW to TEXT. After changing that and checking to make sure the USB cable is properly inserted, the printer began churning out pages again.

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