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How to print over a Microsoft VPN connection

Hi,

We currently have home user to dial in a VPN network through Microsoft VPN in Routing and Remote Access.

As of right now. They can have one way routing. Which means that they can only print to the company's printer.

How to configure so that when user dial-in to their remote computer at work. They can print to their home printer.

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techguy07
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kris-eCommented:
If they are based at home then just plug the printer into the computer/laptop, install the software and away you go. This sounds too easy to be true so please offer more info for a better response.

Hope this helps.

Kristian
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
If the user has a printer on their network then if you have disabled local-access, then yes you would need to make an amendment. By deafault though, a 'local' printer attached to a USB port or the parallel port should work straight off as long as it is selected as the output device.
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techguy07Author Commented:
Sorry, my question isn't clear.
Here how it is.

I setup a remote access VPN

ex:
1. UserA is working from home
2. UserA dial-in a VPN connection to company VPN gateway.
3. UserA using MSTSC to remotely connect to UserA's computer at work.
4. UserA is using WORD remotely from USERA company's computer to perform her work
5. UserA need to print that document. However, UserA did not want to print to the work printer which was installed on USERA company's computer
6. UserA need to print to UserA's local computer
7. UserA can ping locally to UserA company computer (remote location)
8. UserA cannot print from remote computer to local computer.
9. That is reason why UserA cannot print from remote to local

How to can UserA print from remote location to local printer?

I'm not saying if user is opening the WORD document and using the local WORD program

User need to use remote computer to print to local printer

Thank You!
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Do you know I don't think I have tried it with the old TS client? We use the rdp client now for terminal service sessions for win2k and xp workstations rather then tsc as it has the options to select local/remote drives & printers. It is installed automatically for XP and is a free download for win 2k.


Says its for XP but works perfectly on windows 2K also
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx
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kris-eCommented:
When printing from a TS session (NOT VPN) you need to make sure that the option to connect local printer devices is ticked in the RDP settings. I have found an inherent problem with the new MultiFunction printers as they often use a printer port called DOT4. Windows Server by nature will only forward printers on LPT and USB ports, therefore will not forward the MF Printers. To combat this there is a registry change that you will need to make that i will dig out for you shortly. All in all it shouldn't matter whether you can ping the backwards VPN from the terminal server as long as you have this option set to connect client local resources (printer).

Secondly which terminal services client is it? I am pretty sure you can use both old and new as that option has been around for a fairly long time now.

Hope this helps.

Kristian
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kris-eCommented:
Here is the registry change you need to make is you have multi function printers.


To resolve this problem on a computer that is not running Windows Server 2003, force all ports (including DOT4) on the client computer to be filtered for redirection. To do this, add a DWORD value named FilterQueueType to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR and set its value data to FFFFFFFF.


Kristian
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