Terminal Services: Printing Help!!!

Posted on 2006-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Ok, so I've made our DC's our print servers as well. I've got all the printers installed and all that is working great. The only problem is that on my Terminal Servers (and on my DC's) there continues to be multiple entries for printers that appear to be local sessions. For example. I'll have PRINTERA and then PRINTER A (from username) on  session 1.

Now I go and delete these and then later or the next day, there are some more. I don't want to confuse my users ae than they already are. Please help! Thanks!
Question by:thinsley
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    If you don't want people to be able to print locally, go to each client and don't allow them to pass through printing.

    Author Comment

    It's not that I don't want them to print locally, I just don't want all these printers showing up in the Printers folder. These are not local printers. These are all network printers


    Joe goes to print to the PrinterA. He sends a job to PrinterA and all is well. Later we look in the Printers folder and there are multiple entries for PrinterA. We have PrinterA and PrinterA (from joe) on session 1.

    Hope this helps more. Thanks!
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    On the clients PC, turn the Printer off in Remote Desktop Client.  Check it under the Local Resources tab, Under the expanded options.

    Author Comment

    I'll give that a shot and post the results. Thanks for the help!

    Author Comment

    That did it exactly! Thanks!

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