Mac printers and Microsoft 2008 R2 Remote Desktop

I have a new Microsoft 2008 R2 Terminal Server.  I have found many issues with using Easy Print.  I changed my policies to use real drivers first, then Easy Print.  This works fine for Windows clients, but not for Mac clients.  At first no printers for Macs were created.  I then saw in the logs the server was looking for HP 4350 PS driver.  I installed this driver, and the Mac printers are auto-created, but the results are less than desirable.  Print jobs have random spaces, and mixed font sizes.  Is there a way to get the Macs to use the correct drivers for a printer, instead of the HP 4350 PS driver?
kennygeorgePresidentAsked:
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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 $15/client so if you don't have a ton of mac clients 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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ry_berkCommented:
Try to use Bonjour.

This will allow for an install for (in particular) Mac printer drivers.
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kennygeorgePresidentAuthor Commented:
I did not specify before, but the Macs are connecting from outside the office using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client.
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Doug PoulinCTOCommented:
We have the same problem.  One thing that is peculiar.  In the event log we get the message:
Driver HP LaserJet 4350 PS required for printer Samsung SCX-4x21 Series is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.

This is happening for several different brands of printers on a Mac.  I was under the understanding that printer drivers would not have to be installed on the server 2008 using easy print.
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kennygeorgePresidentAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the input.  The PDF writer may be the best and only solution.  Image files (pdf, jpg, etc)  print fine through the Mac redirected printers, so my users may just have to add an extra step for Word documents, email, etc.
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martolvanCommented:
Microsoft has an updated RDP client 2.1.1 that supports Windows 2008 easy printing.
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-client
Hope that bit of info is useful
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tjs-sfoCommented:
Infranetsupport :  Can you share how you resolved this?  I'm having the same issue:

MAC OSx with RDC 2.1.1 with all the correct options checked on the RDC client.   Connecting to Server 2008 R2.

No matter what I do I can't get the printers to re-direct.  The strange thing : originally it didn't work at all, then for about 2 days I got the printers to redirect (two networked HP 2600Ns in my office that are networked to a microsoft server), and then it went away again.   I'm connecting using the RDC from my home and my office in San Fran to a server 2008 R2 in Los Angeles.

Nothing seems to work -- the home connection redirected the home printer (Cannon 620) for a day or so, then nothing again.  The office connection still doesn't work.

I read online that since you can't have Netframe on a MAC the Server 2008 will not redirect printers using RDC.   I don't have the option to install Terminal Services on the Server 2008.

Any input would be appreciated I've wasted days on this ... thank you!
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