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Terminal Services - User Adding Printer?

Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have a Terminal Services user that i need to allow to be able to install printers.   As it stands now whenever she needs to add a printer it says she does not have access then i have to connect as the admin and do it.  How do i give a user full access to add printers when connected to the Terminal services server and logged into her desktop?

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The user needs to be in the terminal servers local power users security group.
If the printer is installed on here local system then it should be redirected to her terminal services session by default.  

You have to grant the load/unload device drivers right to the user to allow them to load a printer and that creates a security hole and therefore is not recommended.


Ok, i added the user to both and i asked her to try again.  If its a security issue then how are users supposed to install printers?   The Terminal server is a 64 bit server so by default all printers need to be installed specially since the server needs special drivers.
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BTW to load the drivers just setup a dummy printer on the server with the same type of drivers that your user needs.  


How do i set up the dummy printer, its asking for the location of the printer, what should i put in since its not connected?
lpt1 is what I usually use.  

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