Printer redirection windows server 2008 R2

hi, I have a terminal server 2008 with only about 10 or 12 users accessing it remotely.

some users are able to have their printers redirected but others do not appear to work. For example I have tried the same user on windows xp pro machine where it did not redirect the local printer but on another machine - windows 7, it works ok.  Is this a software problem somewhere with the clients PC? Thanks.. Chris
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maco008Commented:
Check the application log.  Or install the latest RDP client for Windows XP. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969084

Try also installing the printer driver to your terminal server.  Most probably, it's a printer driver issue (you should be able to see this on the application/system log).
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choy77Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply,

will try that, though have already tried the latest RDP. how do I install the latest drivers if the server cannot see the printer?
Cheers

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coalnineCommented:
It may be a drivers issue. In most cases XP drivers are not compatible with server 2008 wheras vista and 7 drivers are.
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Alex AppletonBusiness Technology AnalystCommented:
You should try and utilize TS Easy Print with 2008 R2 as much as possible.  You may in fact be doing this and your XP systems may not be working correctly with the Easy Print driver.  Make sure your XP systems have the .NET 3.5 Framework update and the XPS Document Writer installed locally.  

Also enable the policy 'Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first' on your RDS host
Located here:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection
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choy77Author Commented:
Hi, This is a member server, the users are added via AD in the other server the DC.  Do I need to edit the policy on the DC or the member server 2008 R2?

Cheers
Chris
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Alex AppletonBusiness Technology AnalystCommented:
If you are not familiar with group policy the easiest way is to edit the local policy on the member server by running gpedit.msc
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choy77Author Commented:
SPOT ON!!! thanks! updated the drivers, .net framework and enabled the easyprint in GP. Thanks again!!
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