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Client printer in Terminal Service server

Hi All,

I have a Windows 2000 as a terminal Service server inside the LAN.
people could use Remote Desktop to login this server so that they are working inside the company.
But it can not pick up the printer from the client computer, it is not convenient for them who try to use the printer.
Does anyone know how to make it pickup these printers?

Thanks a lot!

Robin
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Try using the remote desktop client

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx

In the options go to local resources and make sure that printers are checked in the local devices section.

Please let me know if that helps.

Thanks
Mike

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All of use use the remote desktop client from Win XP prof. the printer were already checked.
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how could I go to 'Terminal Services Configuration tool'?
Go to administrative tools on your server and you should see it there.

Thanks
Mike
It is on the TS server called "Terminal Services Configuration" usualy at the bottom of the list of "Administrative Tools under the Programs menu.
you said 'In the “client settings” tab section of the connection...'

here is my Terminal service configuration, it has:
Connections
Server Settings

In Server setting tree, it has:
Terminal server mode
Delete temporary folders on exit
use temporary folders per session
internet connector livensing
Active desktop
Permission Compatibility


So I can not find what you said about the client setting...

Under connectionc right click the RDP connection and go to propertys its in there.
seems the problem in '1. Client printers will only work when the printer drivers are installed on the Terminal Server'

Because in my workstation I have three printers installed. When I terminal in server1, I got all three client printers in the terminal session. When I terminal in server2, I only got 1 client printer...

So here is my question, the printer is not in the network, it is in another office.  could I still install it's driver in the terminal server?
Yes!
Also make sure you have permisions set correctly for that printer.
how could I get the printer driver installed in the Terminal server without the printer attached to the server?
Some drivers work for many printers so you could specify i.e.
"Brother MFC4800" = "HP LaserJet IIP"
if you can run the printer driver setup on the server that will work no printer needs to be installed.
The WINNT\system32\wtsuprn.inf is the file you can use to test out differnt drivers. Whats the name of the printer?
the printer is HP Color 4550 pcl 6, located in DC office.

people in DC office sometime need to use RDP to login terminal service server in OR to access some big files.
so it would be great for them to bring their local printer into the session so that they could print in DC.
you mean I need install the driver to the Terminal service server without the printer connect to the server...
Yes
and put something like this in the wtsuprn.inf on the terminal server
"HP LaserJet 4550 plc 6" = "HP LaserJet 4"
replace "HP LaserJet 4" with the driver name in the advanced propertys tab of the printer installed in OR
Actually just doing this will sometimes work with the generic HP driver HP LaserJet 4 w/o installing anything "and put something like this in the wtsuprn.inf on the terminal server
"HP LaserJet 4550 plc 6" = "HP LaserJet 4"
replace "HP LaserJet 4" with the driver name in the advanced propertys tab of the printer installed in OR"
ok...I did it, I will let the guy in Dc to check it and let you know the result.
thanks a lot!
This was a very Complete Solution. Thanks!