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Officejet 6110xi drivers for Windows 2003 for RDP?

Hi all,

HP's site has no drivers for the Officejet 6110xi for Windows Server 2003 so my client, with a Windows Vista desktop, cannot print to his local printer (the 6110xi) via his RDP session.  Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dave
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Cláudio RodriguesFounder and CEOCommented:
Your only alternative is to either find an alternate driver (like a Deskjet or LaserJet one - I am not sure what this particular printer is, if laser or inkjet) and create an alternate NTPRINT.INF file as per this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275495

Or if you are willing to spend some money, get a third party printing solution for TS that will eliminate this kind of issue and will allow you to always print to any printer, without any drivers required on the TS side. Possible alternatives are UniPrint, SimplifyPrinting, ThinPrint and so on.

Claudio Rodrigues

Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Terminal Services
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michkoCommented:
You could try HP's universal printer driver:
http://h20338.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/344305-0-0-225-121.html
No guarantee that is going to work, but it is worth a try.

Other than that, you may want to look for a replacement printer, one that has W2K3 drivers available.
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dsstaoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick answers.  That's the info I needed tsmvp.
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johnb6767Commented:
Have you tried installing just the Basic Feature software/driver from HP's site? usually when promptedto connect the printer, you can click the box at the bottom, "I will connect it later" or something similar....

All in ones are horrible for RDP though.....

HP Officejet 6110xi All-in-One
HP Basic Feature software/driver
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-17885-4&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=79480&os=228&lang=en

Dont forget about this for USB printers in RDP.....

Printers That Use Ports That Do Not Begin With COM, LPT, or USB ...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302361
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dsstaoAuthor Commented:
Yeah john, I knew about the all-in-ones, already tried the basic driver and also knew about the port redirection for USB/etc. printers.  This client is quite a pain and likes to toss printers around everywhere without asking (or ignoring) advice from their IT guys.  Oh well.  Thanks for the help everyone.
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