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USB printer for terminal services.

Posted on 2007-04-09
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Network OS: Windows 2003, Client OS: Windows XP SP2.

I have a user that has a USB printer connected to his local computer.  When he logs on he don't have his printer.  Does Terminal Server support USB printers, without a 3rd party add-on.  And if Microsoft don't support USB printers, is there a "work around?".
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I've done it in the past and it worked fine. Just make sure that the terminal server in question as the proper drivers for the printer. To ensure, you can always share the printer locally on the users station and then install the share printer on the server.
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Is it possible to install the driver on the terminal server and set it to print to file.  That way when the user logs in, the driver will be there.  And the users printer is local.
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Printing to file does not required a printer driver. What do you see in the event log of the terminal server when the user in question logs in ?
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