Printing over VPN
Posted on 2006-03-29
Presently I have a customer using a lan connection into my server but is restricted on the use of the LAN and is controlled by the Static IP assigned, they have a printer via the LAN to be accessable via Static IP. They are moving over to utilize ADSL and will connect remotely via VPN using Secure ID, which removed the LAN completely. There are 6 PC's on the ADSL and will connect to the VPN for access to systems (Server). The problem now is Printing! When they connect via VPN and choose to print the only printer noted is the local printer associated via the LPT1 (It seems that USB printers are not available over VPN). The company does not want to attach a local printer to each PC for printing. Can I setup the system so that all 6 users can print from the VPN to a local printer over the ADSL which now is DHCP? The users require unusually large prints and to purchase large printers is very expensive and they would like to utilize the one printer that they have.