Shared local printers over Remote Desktop

By csaintours ·
Good afternoon. the quick and dirty of it is we have users remoting into a server to use a piece of software (Viewpoint if you're familiar with it). They have local shared printers that we connect to from the server to allow printing. (Run \\computername\ > right click printer > connect) Lately we've had a couple users who are getting a message telling them they don't have sufficient security privileges. This only happens on some users, not others. I took one, and, just to get it to connect, gave them full domain admin, local admin to both the server and their computer, and still, nothing. usually I can think my way through these things, but this just isn't making any sense to me at all. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Try using remote desktop to connect the printers

by Dumphrey In reply to Shared local printers ove ...

instead of as a server share. (options, local resources, printers).
Also can try removing the share, reinstall the printer and recreate the printer share. MS shares sometimes just gank up =\

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Have you tried to reload "viewpoint"...

Re-Load Viewpoint and test it out to see if it works correctly. Might just be a bug issue.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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by Senrats In reply to Shared local printers ove ...

What is the OS and SP of the server? What is the OS and SP of the clients? Is there a difference in driver versions from the working clients compared to the non working clients?

Look into the "Terminal Server Printer Redirection Wizard Tool" on the MS downloads page:

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