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How can I keep the printer name constant when connected thru terminal services?

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I have a client who connects to a server via terminal services.  They run a program on the server that requires the printer name to be constant.  For example the program will require a printer named "label printer".

The printer is physically attached to the client pc.  When they connect to the server the local printer is setup but the printer name is appended with "Redirected (number)"

The number changes when they log of and back on.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.
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There is no standard way to rename the redirected printers, because the printer names must be unique.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/thread/288f1a5c-912c-42a2-a7ce-3bae6f13818e/

But there seems to be a commercial solution to this: http://babbage-tech.com/products/renprinters/
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have you considered installing a free PDF printer on the terminal server which would then remain as a constant name and permit the user to output information as necessary
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looks like the babbage software is what is needed
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