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I have a client printer MFC-8460N connected by USB to my XP Pro machine. When I connect to a Terminal Server the printer doesn't show as an option. Is there a way to redirect the printer so that it shows on the server. All the choices for clients printers to show are checked. The server is a Windows 2003 R2 version.
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a) USB Printer redirection is crap at the best of times, and often kills TS
b) You need to make sure that you have the exact same driver installed on the server and on the XP pro machine
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I did reload the printer to connect by IP then changed the driver no only to the same print driver as that didn't work for me it wasn't until I changed the print driver from a PS driver to a PCL driver that it worked. So when the user logged in it gave his printer as an option.

Thanks

Jay
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Ah yes, Post Script is never happy within TS - glad you are ok :)
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