Remote Local printer setup

Posted on 2006-04-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I have a remote workstation with a TLP2844 Zebra label printer connected to it. I have setup the label printer on the local machine and can print without any problems. This machine also connects to a Windows 2000 Terminal Server and runs reports that need to print to this label printer as well. How do I go about setting this print scenario up? Can I set this printer up on the Terminal Server and then setup the printer on the workstation when it is logged into the server?
Question by:crlunde
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    you could map the printers with a logon script, or you could just set the shortcut for the terminal server to connect the client printers on logon and the user will be able to print to the locally attached printer as a session printer.

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    You could try to configure the user account on the Terminal server to map the client printers.  If I am not mistaken, there is a tab in AD Users mgmt., called Environment, and there should be a checkbox...
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    Set the client to map printers when connecting under the "Local resources" tab, check the AD properties as suggested by JMMI, and install the DRIVER ONLY on the ts server. It will then map to the server and appear as a printer when you logon from this wkstn.

    Here is a GREAT reference for TS printing...

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    hi, there

    you could simply share the printer on your desktop, then from within the terminal client add printers insert your IP and look for the shared devices....


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    Thanks for all the great suggestions!

    The printer sharing worked best so I gave the points to cooledit.

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