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Terminal services and printers

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Using terminal services to connect from a win2k workstation to win2k server.  The connection works ok and will correctly setup any local printers I have installed on the workstation.  However, it won't pickup any network printers installed on the ws. Forgive me if this is vague, I have just started experimenting with this and I am trying to learn a few things.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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It should install the network printers, as long as they are natively supported by 2000.  What kind of printers are they?  Have you checked the event log on the TS server?

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I am able to print using network printers that are installed on the server.  However, I want to print from the TS session using a network printer that is installed on my workstation, but TS is not picking any of these up.  All printers are HP laserjets and are supported by 2000.  I see nothing out of the ordinary in the event logs...

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And "client printer mapping" is on at the server?  Very strange.  

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"Connect client printers at logon" and "Default to main client printer" are both checked...

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What hosts the network printers that the client has installed?  NT?  Novell?

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NT server 4.0 print services

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That may be the problem.  NT 4.0 can pass a different friendly name for the driver to the workstation, the server then grabs the friendly name and attempts to create the printer.  But if the friendly name does not match the friendly name in 2000, the printer cannot be created.

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I just tried setting up a network printer on another 2000 server, installing the printer to the workstation, and connecting to TS and it stll does not show the printer when I connect.  Any other suggestions?
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Sorry shek...I never received an email from your comment, and lost track of this open Q.  The mskb article explains it very well.  Thanks for being patient.
From: Stardotstar
Date: 07/16/2002 03:01PM PST
Answer Grade: A Points: 50
 
Whats the latest service pak for win 2000?  

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Comment from shekerra  07/16/2002 03:27PM PST  
Wow are you kind> thanks stardotstar> I am adding you to my 'neat list' > this is the best thing that has happened at EE all month!  
Accepted Answer from shekerra  07/16/2002 03:29PM PST  
That would be SP2 :)  
Comment from Stardotstar  07/16/2002 04:13PM PST  
No thank you!  

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