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How to get a  printer to work with a Windows 2003 Server Terminal Services connection

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Does anyone know of a printer model that is available that works with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services?  Or a technique to get a printer working *reliably* over a RDP connection from an XP Pro system?

Thanks you for your input.

Mike
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by:willettmeister
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What type of problems are you having?  Can you see the printer at all in your TS session?  
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Make sure you have the printer driver installed on the Terminal server. I am assuming that you want your clients to be able to use their local printers through the RDP session?
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The main problem is getting the right printer to do the job.  I know All In Ones do not work.  I traded that in for a straight printer, HP 6988, but no driver for Windows 2003.  I'm looking at the OfficeJet K5400, but how do I really know this will work?  I hate to return a printer for a 3rd time.  Is there ANY definitive way to determine in advance whether a  particular printer will in fact map correctly to a TS port or not?  It seems to me that this shouldn't be such a difficult thing to implement... but it is.  Is there any criteria or requirements anywhere documented by Microsoft?

Yeah, this is for RDP sessions to the server.
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Thanks dfxdeimos.  This implementation seems to be an all around pooch screw each time I try to set up a remote desktop connection.  You think MS would have been able to implement this just a wee bit better.
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