Install USB printer on thin client (Compaq T1010)

Posted on 2006-04-25
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hey all!

I'm trying to install an all-in-one printer on a thin client (Compaq T1010) using USB.
The client connects to a Win 2000 Terminal Server.

My questions:
- How do I install the printer on the client?
    When I plug in the usb-cable, a dialog pops up where I should enter the 'driver name'. Dunno what to do with that.
    For now, I don't care much about anything else than being able to print with it....

- Is it possible to use the scanning abilities from within the Terminal Server environment?
     If so, how?

Thanks in advance for your responses!

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The printer drivers first have to be installed on the server.   Then when you plug the printer in you proceed as you started to above - give it whatever name you want; and then it should find the appropriate drivers from the server.   If not, it will show you a list of available drivers on the server - you simply need to select the correct ones.

Whether you can scan or not depends on the specific all-in-one you have.   In general, you should be able to, since you're working on the PC with the direct connection to the PC.   Many all-in-ones only allow the "extra" functions (scanning, faxing) from the PC they're connected to.

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Well it seems I have some bad luck here....

I tried the method for local printing with RDP on the T1010 thin client, but no luck.
Also tried the RDP and the ICA method on a T5520 thin client, but that won't work either....

After some more research (found the forums on HP support site, these had some interesting comments), it might be that the device I'm trying to connect (HP PSC 1610 All-in-One) isn't supported.....

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... all-in-one's do have their own set of issues;  I've not understood why HP (& others) don't make a separate, simple, print-only driver for those devices just for situations like this.

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Though it didn't work out, thanks for your assistance!


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