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By wburiak ·
I have loaded the same driver for a lexmark25-35 printer but the darn thing still won't print via terminal services. I am at W2k SP3 and 100% update on patches. It sets the printer up but nothing happens. The client is xp, the printer usb, and the server is Windows 2000. Any ideas? Also, I can only install the windows 2000 driver on the server. Does the print use the xp driver or the w2k driver? Should they be the same?

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by tduval In reply to Terminal Services Printin ...

First, try to print from the server. If it works, any TS client should.

I often found that w2k drivers for printers are not good for TS clients, for exemple, HP 1100, and HP DJ 960. For DJ printing, I'm obliged to use native DJ (B&W) driver.

And, no, XP clients don't use XP drivers, TS session means take control of (a small part of) server. So you use server driver. But, you'd better install your printer driver on the server, so as to be recognized as soon as you connect. We usually connect a fake printer to server, just to install driver.

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by wburiak In reply to Terminal Services Printin ...

It does not work from the server. The printer is installed but I get a win32 error code returned by the print processor:259(0x103).

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by Bughunter In reply to Terminal Services Printin ...

We have had several problems with adding printers to the local machine and then sharing to the Terminal Services(TS) server, especially with HP Deskjets (TS server usually rebooted unexpectedly at various times).

Most of our printers are Lexmark T612N models (N indicates networkable). We networked all of our printers and then connected them to the TS server, which of course loaded the drivers on the server. All of these printers are available to all users and they can browse and select their default printer by using the IE browser and selecting File\print from within the TS user desktop.

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by lmayeda In reply to Terminal Services Printin ...

Through trial and error, I found that the easiest way to set up TS Printers is to setup a printserver for those printers that will be used for TS printing. THen for each TS Client, and for each user who will be logging on to that PC, I go into command mode and do the following:
Net use lpt1: \\servername\printername /persistent:yes
where, servername is the computername of your printer server, and printername is that server's printer name.
Then, add the printer to the PC via ADD Printer, andalways use MY COMPUTER rather than NETWORK PRINTER SERVER (leave box unchecked), then proceed to setup the printer as if it was connected to your LPT1 port.
Note: if your LPT1 port is already in use, you can specify LPT2 or LPT3 on your net use command and use LPT2 or LPT3 when you ADD PRINTER. You MUST have the exact same printer driver installed on your local PC as that installed on the printer server. Because we have a mix of operating systems, I have several printer drivers installed on the printer server. Hope this helps.

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by wburiak In reply to Terminal Services Printin ...

As further information the application is a dos based application that launches under windows. I wonder if Dos terminal services printing is the problem.

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