2008r2 Printer Redirection problems
Posted on 2010-01-06
We have 2 new (virtual) 2008r2 Terminal Servers running Microsoft Dynamics. We have users all over the company logging in to these servers. All of our clients are XPsp3, and we have updated them to the latest RDS client (7). On some machines, when the user logs in to the terminal server (either one), all of their local printers get redirected, just like they should with the 7 client and 2008r2. On other machines, no matter what user id you use to log in with, you don't get printer redirection, and on the TS, in the event log, you get the same "printer driver can't be found" error - just like a 2003 TS that doesn't have the driver installed. The client machines are both XPsp3 with the new client - but it seems to be something on the client end.
A second problem we are having is with the people that do get their local printers to show up. We use Xerox WorkCenter machines, and sometimes when they print (through redirection), they get pages full of random text or wingdings. I have switched their local driver back and forth between PCL, PS, and the universal driver, but it seems to make no difference.
Thanks for any help on these issues.