Network Printer Redirection with RDP
Posted on 2006-10-29
Have a customer with a local client running XP. Locally the clients's default printer is a network printer containing a internal nic with its own IP address. The local pc connects to a Win2K Server via RDP. The clinet wants to be able to redirect printing to print to the local network printer. I installed the print driver for the local printer on the remote Win2K server. Since these are 2 completely different networks, I can't install the local network printer on the remote server. I could try mapping the local network printer to a lpt port so that automatic redirection should occur on connection through RDP. But, there isn't a print server for this printer, only an IP address. i.e. (net use lpt3 \\192.168.1.10) I don't think this will work. I'm probably missing something simple. Please help!