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Hide Printers for clients logged on a Terminal Server?

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I have googled and searched MS KB and have found nothing that addresses this issue.

We run several terminal servers in our domain. I have about 30-40 different printers installed on the various TSs. The problem is when the clients are logged onto the terminal server they see all the Terminal Server's installed printers in addition to the session printers. This is very confusing to the users. They need to switch printers often for printing our various forms. I would like them to see only the 'session printers'.

Is there a way to do this in Windows? 3rd Party software?

Help.................
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by:sunray_2003
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can this help you ?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=261241#3

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by:wbaker57
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Sunray; Sorry, but this isn't even close. The link was for hiding applets in the Control Panel. Did you have another article in mind?

What I want to do is make certain printers visible to a particular group.

For example, if they are in Word and want to change a printer from the default they can choose from all the printers that are installed on the Terminal Server. I have about 100 users connecting so I have to install the drivers for every remote session printer. We have dozens. So now our users have to scroll thru tons of choices looking for the network printers.

Unfortunately, the typical user will pick a printer without thinking too much (who can blame them) and will blissfully send a print job to one of the local printers on the server.

What I want to do is reduce the confusion so that they can only choose from two or three printers.

If I could hide just the local printers installed on the Terminal Server, then the choices would be reduced considerably for the users.

Ideas?
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by:wbaker57
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I found the solution. Remove the Everyone group from the printer's Security.
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