Restrict Terminal Services Client Printer Redirection on Per User/Computer basis?
Posted on 2006-05-10
We use a 2003 terminal server here with about 20 people connecting at any one time. For each person, terminal services automatically redirects the local printers on their local pc and creates temporary printer icons on the terminal server. This gets crazy. With about twenty people connected with three printers each, thats like 60 printer icons in control panel.
I found a group policy called "Do not Allow Client Printer Redirectoin," but I can't seem to get it to work on a per-user or per-computer basis. It either bans everyone from printing completely, or nobody at all. I tried explicitly denying the 'apply group policy' permission on certain user/computer accounts with no luck. It still applies the policy and they can't print. Im thinking now that the poilicy is actually applying to the terminal server and not the clients. This would explain the 'deny apply group policy' not working.
Do you know if there is any solution for this? I just want maybe 2 or 3 people to be able to redirect, and everyone else denied. I'd rather not resort to hard-setting their remote desktop connection options on each and every PC.