Terminal Services Print Driver

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hey Guys

I want to know if there is a way to stop terminal services getting the print drivers off a local PC when a client connects.

Question by:Maxwells_13
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    Accepted Solution


    The question is missing some info. Do you want the local PC to still pull through the local printer without the driver or not to pull through the printer and the driver.

    1) To not allow the printer or the driver to come through to the T/S do the following: Start - > Administrative Tools -> Terminal Services Configuration -> RDP-Tcp -> Client Settings -> Tick "Windows printer mapping" to disable it. All the user that are logged on will not have this setting effective, they have to log off first, before it is effective....

    2) To allow the printer through but not the driver do the following: the above must be unticked first, second you need to install the driver on the server locally for the printer to work, then goto Administrative Tools -> Local Secruity Policy -> Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers....
    You will have to reboot the server for the later policy to take effect.

    Have Fun

    Expert Comment


    This policy setting allows you to specify whether to prevent the mapping of client printers in Terminal Services sessions

    Do not allow client printer redirection:


    Author Comment

    Hi just to clarify my objective,
    When clients connect we have a Dell 1720 as ours and client default printer. It is the presence on the client PC of other printer drivers which is causing the Terminal Server to allocate or attempt to allocate these additional drivers. How can I stop my Terminal Server from adding none allocated drivers? Just so the only operational printer will always be a Dell 1720 so no other drivers can propagate in to the TS printers list.


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