Cannot print to Mac shared printer from Terminal Server session

I have new samsung clp-315 USB printer connected to a MacBook Pro and shared out to everyone with "can print" permission.
I can print fine from the Mac.

Connecting to a Windows 2008 Terminal Server via RDP on the Mac, connection preferences have the correct printer selected.
Printer is not showing up on the TS, i've manually added the printer by browsing the network to \\computername\printer and adding the printer and adding the driver.

When i try to print,  the Mac side show a print job come in but it shows up has "No input Data" on the job and it just sits in the queue and does not print.

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1: For RDC to print to it, you do not need to have Printer Sharing enabled! If it's selected (and allowed on ther Terminal Server?) in RDC, it should show up.

2: If you share the printer to the network, do you have the correct drivers on the PC?
Is it PostScript or PCL 5|6?

Printersharing on OS X uses Bonjour services, so maybe go get the Bonjour for Windows and it will work better?
libertygaAuthor Commented:
Install Bonjour and when trying to select driver then hitting finish i get this "You do not have sufficient access to your computer to connect to the selected printer."

checked local policy and changed the policy that prevents users from installing printer drivers and rebooted, no effect.

I've tried the 2 different drivers available, Universal and PS.
Doug PoulinCTOCommented:
We have similar problems. and it would appear that easy print only works with postscript enabled printers.  For a Mac at least, any other type of printer doesn't show up.  After our experiences with Server 2003 and installing tons of drivers, we refused to do that again with 2008.  So here is our work around.
We have downloaded and installed novaPDF on the server.  It costs about $80 so it's well worth it.  That shows up as a printer on everyones RDP desktop.  The  user has to share a folder on their mac (documents, or desktop) and the pdf printer drops a pdf file on their computer in that location.

Now if you want to have it print automatically there is a tool on the Mac called automater.  According to the Mac expert I talked to, you could set this up to look for files in a specific folder and have them automatically picked up and printed.  (i haven't tried this yet, but it should work).


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