Terminal Server 2003 printer redirection not working
Posted on 2007-08-01
I have a small network and am running Terminal Services to allow a site in London access to our Windows 2003 server. The problem I am having is how to allow the remote sites to print documents locally while in session on the server. The remote clients are attached to a networked HP printer and can print to it fine from their local session. Printer redirection is enabled on the terminal server. The driver is installed on the terminal server. For some reason the printer is defined in Printers and Faxes at an address that is on the remote network, not our network, and i cannot delete the printer or the one job in the queue. (I will stop the spooler later tonite and try to get rid of that situation, but want to get some input on this as soon as possible). I don't think I should even see that printer in Printers and Faxes, unless someone is printing to it?? I am expecting that automatic redirection should work, but my reading makes me wonder if the remote printer has to be a non-networked printer? Seems unlikely (and really bad if true) but what, if anything, is the workaround if it is true? When they try to print from the RDP session, they get the error 'the document failed to print' .