XP VPN remote print sharing?
Posted on 2006-10-21
Local Site has an XP Pro server that serves as a VPN server to the remote site.
VPN connection works fine. RDP works fine. I need to figure out a way to get RDP to two other machines.
There is one remote user needs to be able to Remote Desktop into one of the local machines and use Quickbooks and some UPS shipping software that integrates with Quickbooks, but then she needs to be able to print the shipping labels back to a thermal label printer at the remote site. I want to be able to setup the local computer that she uses for VPN access and RDP so that it prints to the shared printer on her computer at the remote site. Unfortunately when the remote computer is connected to the VPN none of the local computers can access resources on it. I can ping by IP address, and I added name mapping to the hosts file so I can even ping by name, but I can't map to resources on the remote machine. The remote machine was able to map to a network share on the local server.
How do I let the local machine that is being used in RDP print back to the remote computer?