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I have a client that is using T/S to remote into a Srv in TN from Miami. I like for the client to be able to print what is on the screen in the Srv in Tn on his/her printer in Miami. Whats the beast, correct way to set this up?  All the hardware is on Dell Srv 2003 standard with SP2 and a mix of XP pro and vista clients.

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Usually with T/S and RDC, before you connect there is an option to connect different hardware or ports. In RDC, its options > local resources>printers and when you connect to your remote pc, when you try to print, the printer that is attached to the client shold show up.

Bottom line, before you can print the remote screen in Miami, the Miami client must share the printer with the TN host.

Hope that helps.
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And how do you get it to do that? are you saying I have to have the same printer installed on the client in Miami? I am aware of the setting in RDC andhave set it, but still will not work. Can you please break it down fo rme a bti more?
No, you can have different printers. in RDC, options > Local Resources > Select printers and Clipboard. Also under more, select serial ports, drives and plug and play devices. That did it for me.
If that doesn't work, we'll look into it in more detail
Hope that helps.
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I have enable the printers & clipboard serial ports and drivesplus plug n play, explain the
 ( Bottom line, before you can print the remote screen in Miami, the Miami client must share the printer with the TN host)

there is a printer in Miami, that the client uses everyday, that is the printer that the client wants to print to when they create a word doc using word in the TN T/S.
What I ment was you have to have those sharing options enabled for your Miami client to be able to print the Screen of the TN machine. And i assume that didn't work for you/
Is your client accessing a remote computer on the same or different domain?
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Different domain
And you are correct, it did nto work
If I remember correctly, there are some GPO options related to RDC and remote printing. Are you the admin of both domains? or, is your client a domain admin?
And is your client's printer physically connected or a network printer?
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I am the Admin for both domains and the client printer is a network pritner.
Oh, ok. Well, in that case I don't think it will work then. I have 2 printers physically connected to my workstation and 5 network printers as well. When I remote, I can only see the 2 that are physically connected to my workstation.
I take responsibility for not asking that in the first place. Is there a way to physically connect a printer to your client's machine?
 
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well, yes the the client has 2 printers one a network n the other a stand alone printer.

so are you saying that I need to install the printer that is in TN on th client PC in Miami? Or do I install the printer that is connected to the clinet as a stand alone printer on the Srv in TN?

Neither, when your client remotes into the TN machine, if they open the printers and faxes folder, they should see the stand alone printer that is physically connected to their computer, provided that its turned on, plugged in, etc. You shouldn't have to install anything.

However, I have found a solution. On your client's computer, you can setup a local print to file printer that will show up on the remote machine in TN. When your client decides to print, a promp will appear asking him where to save the file, they can then save it on their machine and forward it to the network printer. Or, another Idea would be to use the XPS Document Writer, with this, your client could print to an xps file (similar to a pdf), transfer it to their computer (In my computer, client's drives should be listed) and print it from there. Round-about, but it works.
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Well, your correct it works...
 The way I have it setup now is that the client just saves the doc to a folder named print folder on one of there drives and the just prints it out. So if I understand you correctly, if I have a stand alone printer hook up to the clinet pc that is remoting in I shcoul dbe able to see it when I try to print on the TN T/S, right?

Thanks  you for all of your help....

Still no remote printing.....I will continue looking into it till I get it right and I will pass on the info to you.

Again thank for all of your help
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  Rest asure that if i learn something that you don't already knwo I will pass it on, again thank you for all of your help.