Local printers will not install on Windows 2000 Terminal Server
Posted on 2004-04-23
Now that we have clients beginning to upgrade from 2000 to XP, for whatever reason their local printers are no longer being pulled into the terminal server. In this case, its an officejet D145.
I'm assuming this is driver related. However, I have tried having the user log in as administrator, and still it does not install the driver (I'm kind of thinking it should). I've tried putting the XP drivers on the 2000 term srvr, and tried putting the 2000 drivers on the local client. Neither seems to make a difference.
Is there any way to map back to the client for this (manually install the printer)? Citrix makes it really easy, but terminal server seems to lack some of the more important controls for those sort of things. This is a remote client connecting through a Cisco PIX VPN, so mapping the printer through traditional means is not an option.
Thanks in advance for the help!