Local printer to print in terminal server session

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hello all,

I made a HUGE mistake building my latest terminal server on top of Windows 2003 64 bit recently and have had nothing but problems due to it being 64 bit! The lastest problem is that when any of our employees login remotely on the terminal server, none of their local printers install properly because most of the printers do not have 64 bit drivers out for them and the server will not install any of them. The fact that nobody can print to their local printers is turning out to be a big fiasco. Any ideas on easy way around this problem?
Question by:markataylor76
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi markataylor76,

    if the drivers dont install on 64 bit then i cant see a way around this, there is quite a lot of questions re 32 bit drivers on 64bit OS at the moment, and there istnt many resolutions, you may just need to look at rebuilding with 32 bit until there are drivers around

    Author Comment

    Hi Jay,

    Thanks for the advice...I have been thinking about doing just that except I don't know if I want to take on the role of having to rebuild the server from scratch. I wish there was an easy way to do a repair on it and make it 32 bit.
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    Expert Comment

    a lot of people wish the same, as 64 bit implementation hasnt exactly been going smooth....
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    Assisted Solution

    Well, there is a sollution, but it costs a bit.
    Additionally it solves a lot of the other remote printing problems in a TS environment (bandwith usage, driver mapping, ...).
    It is from
    They call it driver free printing.
    They have a lot of different versions, even for PDA usage etc ... so the number of products on the site can be a little overwhelming.
    The product you are looking for is 'Application Server Engine 64 bit'.
    And you can test it for free.



    Author Comment

    Thanks J, I will try it out.

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