How to print to a PDF writer through Terminal Services

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We use both CutePDF writer and PrimoPDF writer to create PDFs of word documents and it works great. However, now we have staff using Windows TS 2003 and I need to have them be able to make PDFs which saves to their TS session.

If I install the PDF writer on the server, it puts a copy of the printer in the Printers folder, and other programs default to that printer when someone connects using RDP.

So I deleted that printer, without uninstalling the PDF software, and it allows people to choose the PDF writer through Word, but then it runs on their local worksation and tries to save it on to the local hard drive, and not the RDP session desktop/My Documents.

Is there anyway to do this? We don't want the printer icon showing up on the TS server's printers folder, because our database program defaults to it, everytime someone tries to print something.
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Commented:
What verison of word are you using? 2007 or 2003?

2007 will allow you to save as PDf which eliminated the need to install a pdf printer.
If your using word 2003 then install Acrobat Pro which will give you the option to save as a PDF.
Word 2007 and OpenOffice has build-in functionality of saving pdf without "printer".

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Yes, I was aware of the feature in 2007. Unfortunately we use 2003, and don't really have the budget to upgrade to 2007 at this time.

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Not really the answer I was looking for, but an alternate suggestion that does help. Thanks.

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