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Printer sessions set/deleted in system event viewer

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Hi All,

Our office recently installed a new bulk-print multi-function centre.  It was installed on our SBS 2003 server and then I simply accessed the server from the client machines to install e.g. \\servername\printers and faxes > right-click printer > connect.  Everything OK so far.

Now when I look at the installed printers on the server there's duplicate entries of ALL the printers.  It lists the printer name then "on servername (from computername) in session 2.  But only from 1 computer.

When I look in the system event viewer it is literally littered with print entries showing information alerts that the printers were created and set and then warnings that it's pending deletion etc.

The only noticable problem from the client perspective is that it takes a while to load the printer properties\preferences pages.

Any help appreciated.
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This happens when a client connects to the server via RDP. You can either disable it via RDP (start > run > mstsc and press enter, and then go to options / local resources and uncheck "printers") or by making sure users log off when they're done working with the server. It could be that they don't have permissions to remove the printer, but that's a different story. The idea behind this is that if someone's connecting from home and working on a document, but wants to print it to their home printer, they can do it. That's why the printers show as "ON <remote client machine name>"
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