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Windows CE6 & W2K8 TS Default Printers

Posted on 2009-12-29
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hey everyone,
I have been building a W2K8 TS environment mixed with fat and thin clients. Everything is going pretty well with the exception of my thin client printers. I am using Wyse S30 clients with Windows CE6 FR2. The printers are imported to the TS server but never the default. My fat clients work like a charm and have no issue. Would anyone be willing to lend a hand in helping me fix it? I can offer any information you need. This will be my main focus for the next few days until it is fixed so I should be able to reply pretty fast.

Thanks in advance - Mas
Question by:mascoloj
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by:Justin Owens
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What is the OS on your thick clients?  Knowing this won't help solve your thin client problem, but it will give me a place to start. :)


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mascoloj earned 0 total points
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Hey Justin, The OS on the fat's are Windows XP with SP3 installed and .Net 3.5 sp1. I have however just solved the issue (I think).

Here is the specific problem I had and what I did to fix it. I don't know if this is a permanent fix yet.

The thin clients did import the correct printer but never defaulted to it on the TS server. What they did default to was the Windows XPS Document Writer which is not a redirected printer. Checked all the GPO's and TS settings but nothing was jumping out as the issue. Even tested a few to see what the effects would be but nothing helped.

Figuring that the Windows XPS Document Writer was installed locally, as the administrator I deleted it from the server. When I signed back in from the thin client, the redirected printer became the default and the XPS Document Writer was gone.

In this specific case, if I can keep the XPS Document Writer from reappearing (which I don't see as an problem) my issue is resolved.

Thanks for your reply, I am however going to ask for a refund on the points.

Thanks again - Mas
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by:Justin Owens
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That is a work around, and not really a "fix", per se, but if you are happy with it, use it. :)



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