Connecting to printers in a satellite office

By Rich J ·
I'm not sure this is possible, but you don't get if you don't ask.

I have a server set up in a main office as follows:
MS Server SBS 2003 as main server
MS Server 2003 Standard as terminal/file/print server

Users in satellite offices connect to the TS machine via RDP in order to access a company database package.
As part of the daily routine, we need to be able to print job sheets locally in each office, but the local printers aren't seen by the server.

Is there any way for me to be able to connect these remote printers to the server (I have useful info like IP addresses, etc)?
Each user has checked the printers box under local resources when setting up the RDP connection, but they aren't pulling through that way.

A previous company I worked for used Screwdrivers software, but it proved a pain in the rear end.


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Terminal Services printing at the local workstation

by 1bn0 In reply to Connecting to printers in ...

requires that the print driver for the local/Terminal Service Client workstation's printer is installed on the server so the server can map/redirec/connect the users printer.

Client has an HP2015DN at the remote site.

The driver for the HP2015DN must be installed on the server before Terminal Services can redirect print jobs.

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Can see the printer now, but still won't print

by Rich J In reply to Terminal Services printin ...

Hi, thanks for that useful tip. Should have figured that one out!
OK, I can now see the printer on the TS login and can print to it - but the printer physically won't print anything. Looking at the local print documents window, it shows a 'Remote Desktop Redirected Printer Doc' with a staus of printing, but it just seems to sit the indefinitely and won't delete (if I cancel that job, it sits at 'deleted-printing' indefinitely instead).
Anyone have any suggestions for the next step?
Much appreciated as always.

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