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Disable Remote Session Printers on Terminal Server

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I have a terminal server that MANY people use from remote locations. We have a list of network printers that they are to use. These printers are deployed to the terminal server through a GPO for each user.

Some users have local printers or have a connection to one or more of the network printers already on their local machine. These printers are displayed in the "Printers and Faxes" section on the termninal server with the name of the server and then the Session information beside it.

I know I can disable the printers from appearing by modifying the remote desktop connection properties. What I want to do is to have the server reject these printer session connections. There are too many connections in too  many locations for me to do this manually to each remote desktop connection. Is there a GPO of somesort for the Terminal Server where I can specify "Disable Session Printer Connections" or something of the sort?

*note* The Terminal Server is 2003 and our Active Directory is 2008

Thank you.
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by:NeilDBlackburn
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You can turn off printer mapping in Terminal Services Configuration, its on the client settings tab
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1.  Administrator Tools | TS Configuration | Connections, right click RDP-Tcp and choose properties | Client Settings.
2.  Uncheck 'Use connection settings from user settings'
3.  Uncheck  'Connect client printers at login'

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Use the local Group Policy Editor like so:  Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.

Computer Configuration - Windows Components - Terminal Services - Client/Server data redirection - "Do not allow client printer redirection"

Set it to Enabled.
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by:respawn
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I believe this did the trick. Thank you!!


1.  Administrator Tools | TS Configuration | Connections, right click RDP-Tcp and choose properties | Client Settings.
2.  Uncheck 'Use connection settings from user settings'
3.  Uncheck  'Connect client printers at login'
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