Lexmark Z715 will not print. Printing initiated from RDP Session to a terminal server (win2000)
Posted on 2006-07-24
I've got a windows 2000 terminal server that we're using at a satellite office to print off some information from our main office. At the satellite office I've got three windows XP machines with a lexmark Z715 hooked up to each one. They can print to the printers without a problem locally. However, when I RDP into the terminal server, print from an application to the shared printer (which is the local printer for the XP machine) it automatically tells me it cannot print, and it doesn't even forward the print job to the XP machine. I've set up serveral terminal servers, remote clients, and remote printers; everything is configured fine and tested with an hp 3060 it works perfectly. I'm assuming since the lexmark has that little menu that shows you the status of the printing that the driver just isn't going to work over rdp as a shared printer. I tried to find other lexmark drivers that didn't have the status window that would allow me to print to the printer but was not able to.
If anyone has ever had a problem with a printer over rdp let me know if you ever figured it out? I'm about to just haul a laser printer out here and trash these deskjets, thanks!