Everyone's printers display in Terminal Server Sessions

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have a terminal server and when a user goes to Print all printers, from all other sessions display.

Can an expert tell me whether I can configure Terminal server to show only the printers that are relevant to the session that the user is logged onto
Question by:jsulliva1957
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    Printers are displayed based on security permissions. Also, some types of groups show all printers. For instance, if your Terminal Services users are configured as domain admins, they will see all of the printers for everyone, including everyones printers that have been mapped through the RDP client. This can be very confusing and overwhelming to many users. To get around this, you typically want your user accounts to NOT be administrators. Even if they are not administrators, they will still see all "locally" installed printers. You can go to the properties of any printer on your terminal server and click on the Security Tab and modify permissions to allow only some groups or specific users access to certain printers. If a user does not have security permissions defined for the printer, the printer will not display in their Terminal Services session. All local printers are installed by default with the Everyone group under the security tab on the printer's properties page.

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    Sorry Intelliwyse,

    I just noticed that I have not accepted your oversight.



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