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Cannot install XP printers on 2008 Terminal Server

Posted on 2008-06-23
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I just installed Server 2008 with Terminal Services. I have about 8 users connecting that use Windows XP. When I try to install the printer on the server, the spooler crashes on the server due to bad drivers. You cannot use different drivers when installing a shared printer, only the ones from the host machine. Does anyone know a way around this? If I cant find a resolution, I am going back to 2003.

Thanks in advance.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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if there are no 2008 drivers for the printers then its not going to happen - you should manually load the drivers on to the server (2008) drivers - if that doesnt work, then you will need to find a native driver that works and install the printers locally and disable redirection
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by:j_crow1
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2008 will use Vista drivers, no problem. Redirection is not working on XP machines anyway, Microsoft really thought this one through. Is there a way to install the printers locally if they are connected locally to another computer and shared?
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by:Jay_Jay70
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nope - you can only install locally if the printers have an IP address :(
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Can someone explain why printer redirection will work if the user is on Vista, but it will not redirect if the user is on XP? It is the same version of RDP.
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I got it - TS 2008 has an easy print driver. For Windows XP clients to redirect properly, they need RDP 6.1 and .NET 3.0 SP1.

More info here:
http://trycatch.be/blogs/roggenk/archive/2007/10/22/windows-server-terminal-services-2008-easy-print.aspx

Thanks for the help.
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