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printers and TSE

Posted on 2004-10-23
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13

here is my probleme :
I have a remote computer (Win NT4.0 Workstation) with an HP OfficeJet G85 printer (on LPT1).
And a TSE Server (2003 Standard Edition).

when I log on the TSE server from my NT station, this printer is not mapped, as i thought i should be.
In the logs, i can see an error because the server doesn't recognize and doesn't have the printer driver.
it calls it "OfficeJet G series" driver, instead of OfficeJet G85 Series.

So i checked on my station, and effectively, under NT, the driver for this printer is called "Officejet G series". Then i looked on the server, and i saw an "OfficeJet G85 Series",  but no "OfficeJet G series".

i tried to download drivers from HP site, but for Nt, it still is an OfficeJet G series, and for 2003, still an OfficeJet G85 Series.

Maybe i'm wrong, but i think it is why i can't get my printer mapped when i log the TSE Server.

Is there any way to make it works ? or to find a new driver, or .... ?

Thanks in advance,

Question by:kaireny
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shard26 earned 2000 total points
ID: 12391522
The best option is to create a second printer on the NT workstation pointing to the officejet g85 port.(USB, LPT1...)  Then instead of using the officejet g85 driver just use a generic driver that will work for it like "Office Jet"  Because you are pointing the printer to the same port it will print on the NT workstation fine.  Once you logon from Terminal services it will try to map the g85 driver first but fail.  Then it will see the generic Office Jet printer and will map it.  That way on your workstation you will have two printers but in Terminal services you will have one.  This works create the only draw back is you have to set it up at the workstation and you lose some of the funtionality that comes with the g85 driver.  I have done this many times and it works well.  Hope that helps!

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ID: 12408894
Thank you Shard26. i tried it yesterday, and it "kinda" works.
it's ok, if i try to print from Notepad, etc, but this driver doesn"t work when i try to print a Bar Code.
I will Accept the answer, but if you have any other ideas, you're welcome =)

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