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Printing Through Remote Desktop To Local Printer

Posted on 2008-09-29
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Here's the setup:  

A Vista Home Premium has a Brother wireless (or USB) multi-function printer attached to the network.  We're connecting that machine via Remote Desktop to a Server 2008 machine at another location.  Any other computer (XP Pro, Vista Ultimate, etc.) can print back to the redirected printer via the RDP connection.  The Home Premium machine cannot.  Is this a Vista version issue?

There are no errors.  As far as Server 2008 is concerned, the job printed.
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by:LaserSpot
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This may be caused by a driver mismatch. When this PC logs in, are there any errors generated in the event viewer system log on the server?
The driver name on the server must match the driver name on the client exactly.
Also, in the Remote Desktop client, go to Options -> Local Resources. Make sure that Printers is checked.
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by:redall
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Local Resources is always done first when I set up a remote desktop:

Event log sample below:

+ System

  - Provider

   [ Name]  Microsoft-Windows-PrintSpooler
   [ Guid]  {e4c60dfa-ecc5-4889-b406-e9ddd38463c8}
   [ EventSourceName]  Print
 
  - EventID 6161

   [ Qualifiers]  49152
 
   Version 0
 
   Level 2
 
   Task 0
 
   Opcode 0
 
   Keywords 0x80000000000000
 
  - TimeCreated

   [ SystemTime]  2008-09-27T18:24:45.000Z
 
   EventRecordID 81138
 
   Correlation
 
  - Execution

   [ ProcessID]  0
   [ ThreadID]  0
 
   Channel System
 
   Computer serverTS.domain.com
 
  - Security

   [ UserID]  S-1-5-21-1125244287-3493724611-935672885-1118
 

- EventData

  param1 Test Page
  param2 usernamewashere
  param3 Brother MFC-7840W Printer (Copy 1) (redirected 8)
  param4 RAW
  param5 134524
  param6 0
  param7 1
  param8 0
  param9 \\SERVERTS
  param10 5
  param11 Access is denied.  

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I see an "Access is denied" in the error. Here's a similar problem that was fixed by changing permission on the C:\windows\system32\spooler folder
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Remote_Desktop-Terminal_Services/Q_23379379.html
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