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Terminal Services - add client printers problem

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We have a server running Terminal services 2008.

We have a AD group with printing permissions enabled through Group Policy.

Some clients of this Group can redirect their default printer and print successfully to their default printer.

Some others cannot list (redirect) their default printer in Printers.

All users have WinXP and RDP 6.0 client.
The Terminal server has all the necessary printer drivers installed.

We also tried to print from different users (controlled by the same group policy) to a network printer which is listed at every client PC.
For some users works fine, for others not.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Question by:billato
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Before connecting, on the client workstations, go to options of the remote desktop connection and make sure printers is checked on the Local Resources tab. This will tell the server to install any printers that the user has installed on their workstation.
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What differences are there between the clients that do work and the clients that do not work (same make/model of printers, same version of driver, etc)?  I don't run 2k8 but 2k3 instead and rarely I have had to add the XP driver to the server to make it work.  First I would add the 2k3 driver and the XP driver both.  Make sure you have the same type and version on the server and clients.  For example, the PCL 5e driver dated this year verses the PCL5e driver dated last year.  What errors in the event logs are you getting on the clients and servers?  The event logs always give me something to go by.  Let us know what you find.  
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