Print from RDP/Terminal

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have a HP laser jet connected to my local pc via USB. When I RDP into terminal server with my ts account that local printer gets redirected to the server. My issue is, when i try to print the print job fails automatically. The job sits in the queue and fails. I know that the redirection is occurring because the job also shows on my local pC printer queue. I have reinstalled my printer, looked for new drivers, and added the printer to the server. I have yet to find anything that can solve my issue.
Question by:kissmecat
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    Expert Comment

    RDP will connect the local printer, but not load the drivers on the term server.  install the EXACT same driver on the TS and give it a go

    Author Comment

    I did that already. I added the driver and it's listed but still having issues.
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    Expert Comment

    what laserjet and what kind of driver
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    Accepted Solution

    try purging the driver from the TS:
    Printers folder, file -> server properties, drivers tab

    if the driver reports it can't be removed, open a command propt and stop and start the spooler service
    net stop spooler
    net start spooler

    reload the driver:
    share the printer on your local PC.
    RDP to the TS, the navigate to the shared printer on your PC:
    in the address bar or explorer
    \\<local PC name or IP address>\
    right click the printer and connect (this WILL load the drivers)
    print a test page to make sure the driver works.
    disconnect the mapped printer, close the session, the re-RDP into the TS and see if it works.

    Author Comment

    PERFECT! Starmonkey... you are perfect thank you!
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    Expert Comment

    You are welcome.  Thanks for the points!

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