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Rename Client Printer

By mdarmody ·
I have a program that requires the client printer to have a specific driver name in order to print to it. When the users logon to Terminal Services in Windows server 2003 environment, the local printer is mapped with the name "Printer name (from Client name)in Session #" Ex. E2442 (from Clerk1)in session 2.

Can anyone provide me with a answer to how I can keep the original printer name or maybe a way to remove the extension after the printer name? The program is strict on using just the name "E2442". When I rename the printer after logging into Terminal Server, by removing the extension, the program work great. Of course when I logout and back in again the problem returns. Any help would be appreciated.

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by mdarmody In reply to

This method does not work and I am not really sure why. I have even tryed to write a script to solve the problem and the script activates without error but nothing happens.

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by Skidoggeruk In reply to Rename Client Printer

Remember I had a similiar problem once upon a time. Think we created printer under the server itself, published app, and switched off auto-map client printer under user admin profiles. Appreciate this is not very helpful if you are publishing multiple items/desktops. Sorry. Worth a twiddle?

Think you could try to map printer through a login or KIX script, as well.

Good Luck

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by jwilkins In reply to Rename Client Printer

What was the solution to this? I have a similar issue that I am trying to resolve. The solution already listed don't resolve this query.

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by rolson In reply to Rename Client Printer

THey have a program you can install on the server that renames the printers for you. I've been using it on my terminal servers and it works great.

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