Printing from terminal server to client
Posted on 2006-07-06
I would like to print to from a terminal server back to a client computers local label printer.
The label printer will be connected to the client machine via USB and will be printing to a Generic Text Driver. I have found that when bringing across the printers via the RDP client that they do not appear on the terminal server through the session. Yes, I have installed the driver on both client and TS computers.
I would like to setup a TCP/IP port which prints via LPR to the client computer. I have heard this is a more reliable way to print over the internet back to clients local printer, RDP mapping the local printer in its session is not too consistent.
I have the option of using a netgear print server instead of USB on the label printer to connect on the client side.
Am I right in saying that on the client side. If I add a TCP/IP printer port and assign it to the printer server IP address of the label printer, then forward port 515 from my router to the print server. Create a dyndns address for the client side internet connection.
Terminal Server Side: Add a printer via a new TCP/IP port and type in the name of the dyndns address of the client connection as the IP address. Then select custom and use LPR with a print queue name of "LP", along with a generic text print driver.
With this setup, when I connect from the client to the terminal server and want to print from an application to the label printer, will this all work correctly?
Is this the right way to acheive reliable internet printing? Can someone please explain the steps?