Is printing easily supported through Microsoft Terminal services?
Posted on 2008-06-12
I have a server running Windows 2003 R2 Standard Edition. I have to give access to a particular remote employee via VPN / Terminal Services to run an application which requires printing on the remote employees printer. The printer is a USB connected DELL 1710. The application must be run on the server via Terminal Services. However, if the employee cannot print data from the Terminal Services application to their own locally connected printer then it would be useless to them.
Server: Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard running Terminal Services
Remote PC: Windows XP SP2; Using Remote Desktop Connection
Remote Printer: Connected to Remote PC via USB; DELL 1710 - supports XP, Windows 2003 Server
I have heard that printing can be tricky over terminal services, however, I am not sure if this scenario which sounds not too complex is worth investigating? Can it be done? Are there any limitations?