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Printing Corruption through RDP Connection w/ Windows Server 2008

Printing a character string formatted for a barcode font, the font appears correctly on the screen but prints regular ASCII characters (NOT the ASCII characters I've barcoded though) when I print to paper, through a Windows Server 2008 remote desktop connection, redirected printer application, to HP LJ4 Plus.

On the paper print out, in place of barcoded character strings, the same, repeating ASCII character string is printed.

First noticed this w/ Access 2003 report and see same results using WordPad.

Fonts tried: Free 3 of 9 Extended (FRE3OF9X.TTF), Aatrix39Regular (Aatrix3of9Reg.ttf), BC I25 Medium (I25m.ttf) - and others.  All behave similarly.

The  barcode prints fine on my local workstation, but not through the RDP connection....

I'd appreciate your ideas.  I will check back tomorrow.

I'm stumped.

Many Thanks, Jacob
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Systems engineer
Top Expert 2008
Install correct printer driver on the TS running Windows Server 2008.  It sounds like failover print driver behavior when the TS doesn't have the correct print driver and failover to some default driver that has limited functionality.


henjoh09 ~

Thank you for your consideration and suggestion.  I tried installing the same print driver on the server that I use locally, with no change.

However, in my research I DID discover the solution:

SEE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946411

Applying the MS HotFix: KB946411 solved the problem.

Best Regards, Jacob