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Termianl Server mapped printing.

Posted on 2007-07-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hi All,

does anyone know of a way to prevent users on a terminal server from printing to another mapped printer other than there own?

I have a situation where I administer a Terminal Server which has multiple users loggin in from different organisations and they print to there own printers which is working well, however a problem we are having is that occasionally users in quickbooks are printing statements etc and they are printing out on another companies printer (obviouslty only if that user is logged in)....

I have told them to make sure they have there printer selected but that isnt a suitible answer for these guys...they need to ensure it cannot happen.

Question by:yushi
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Rob Williams earned 1500 total points
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Are the users administrators? They shouldn't be. I believe they can only see the other printers if they are an administrator.
There are a series of options to configure QuickBooks so it can be run on a terminal server without admin privileges, if you need them.

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AH! You know I thought it was weird they could see other printers but I hadnt checked if the tech had set them as local admin!!! gezuz! Thank you RobWill you are a genius!
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks yushi. Should you need them, below are the changes that were required for non enterprise versions of pre- QB 2007 (don't know if they apply to 2007)
Cheers !

You can make QuickBooks available in a TS environment, if you give the users some extra privileges. Here are the steps:
1. Perform a normal installation of QuickBooks (in install mode!)
2. Reboot
3. Enter install mode again (change user /install), start QuickBooks and activate it by entering the registration code (this is a crucial step, and must be performed immediately following the reboot
4. Go back to execute mode (change user /execute)
5. Copy the %system root%\Intuit folder into each users %user profile%\Windows folder
6. Create a QuickBooks Users group
7. Add your users to this group
8. Give the group Full Control to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Intuit\QuickBooksRegistration
9. Give the group Full Control to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.QPG
10. Give the group Full Control to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\obja.obja
11. give the group Full Control to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickBooks.application
12. Give the group Modify rights to the Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro folder

Also make sure that clients use short names for printers if they need to print to a redirected local printer. QuickBooks cannot handle long printer names.
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ok I jumped in too early without asking for the ways to get quickbooks working without admin/power user rights...

What a pain in the arse QB is turning out to be! can you kindly provide those details?
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by:Rob Williams
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>>"kindly provide those details?"
See above.

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Thanks again RobWill done and it is all working!

Yea I sorted the long printer name problem once it came up....which was partly why I made the comment about QB being a pain in the arse!

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by:Rob Williams
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Great, glad to here.
QB except for Enterprise version, is really not intended for use on a terminal server which is part of the reason it is a nuisance. Cheers !

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