Remote Printing via Terminal Server
Posted on 2006-04-15
Terminal Server - Windows Server 2003 R2
Remote Desktop Clients - Windows 98SE, 2000 and XP SP2
I wish to allow clients to send the print jobs back to printers at the client side when they are connecting to the Terminal Server via Remote Desktop Connection. This is working fine with older model printers which Windows Server 2003 has the default printer drivers. For newer printers, I followed the guides from EE to add the printer drivers to the Terminal Server (printers and faxes->Server options->Drivers->Add). At the client side however, I am confused how the printer setup should be done. My questions are as follow:
1. Do I have to add the printer drivers for all OS versions (98SE, W2K and XP) at the Terminal Server?
2. How is the printer setup at client side? To print to specific printer, do I have to set the printer as default printer at each client PC? How about those non-default printers that are also connected to client PCs? Can they print to other non-default printers?
3. Most the printers are connected to the client PCs via standard TCP/IP port. Is it neccessary to map the printers to client PC's local port or LPT port?
Please advise. THank you.