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Print to local printer from Terminal Services Session

By danellab ·
Hi,

I've never posted on a forum before so please excuse my etiquette if it is lacking!

I was wondering what I need to do to be able to print to a locally installed printer from a Terminal Services session. Any help would be fantastic... Thanks.

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Not a problem (In most cases)

by bart777 In reply to Print to local printer fr ...

There are 2 things you need to do.
1) verify that the RDP connection setting s are configured to map local printers. This is in the Terminal Services Configuration tool. Once there open the properties of the RDP connector and go to the client tab.

2) make sure that the correct driver is installed on the server for the printer that you are trying to map. A word of warning here... Many of the multifunction printers do NOT have drivers for server 2003. If this is the case you may be hosed. For almost any laserjet you can get them to work.

Have fun.

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Not a problem (In most cases)

by bart777 In reply to Print to local printer fr ...

There are 2 things you need to do.
1) verify that the RDP connection setting s are configured to map local printers. This is in the Terminal Services Configuration tool. Once there open the properties of the RDP connector and go to the client tab.

2) make sure that the correct driver is installed on the server for the printer that you are trying to map. A word of warning here... Many of the multifunction printers do NOT have drivers for server 2003. If this is the case you may be hosed. For almost any laserjet you can get them to work.

Have fun.

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Drivers must be

by XT John In reply to Not a problem (In most ca ...

identical on both ends. If at all possible, install the exact same drivers from the client onto the terminal server. We have over one hundred different drivers installed on our Terminal Services cluster. The simplest way to add the drivers to your terminal server is to open printers and faxes, click on File\Server Properties and click on the Drivers tab. There you'll find an ADD button, which will allow the addition of print drivers.

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Are you having a problem?

by Churdoo In reply to Print to local printer fr ...

The prior posters are correct. Also, there are certain other common problems associated with local printing via TS. Rather than go through them all, if you're having a problem, elaborate and I'm sure we can help you.

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