Solved

Network Printer not showing up as session printer on terminal server - windows server 2003

Posted on 2010-09-15
7
620 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi guys,

I am having an issue where a remote user is unable to print to his home printer via session printer in server 2003.

A bit of research told me that this function is only avaliable for locally installed printers.

is there a way of getting around this and having the network printer as a session printer?

If anyone has any idea's it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:SM17CH
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:kuoh
ID: 33688540
Is it a network printer in the sense that it is shared off another PC in the user's home LAN or just one that is directly attached to the LAN?  If it's the latter, then it is still considered a locally installed printer.  Usually, you would also need to install the identical print driver on the server.  After that, the printer should show up.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:SM17CH
ID: 33688872
Not shared off another Lan PC.
Installed using tcp/ip port.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:kuoh
ID: 33689004
Then it should work, did you install the print driver on the server?  You might also have the user double check that printers in the "Local Resources" tab of the RDP client options is checked.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:SM17CH
ID: 33689065
I haven't installed the print driver on the terminal.
I thought that tcp/ip printers did not redirect.
I found this support article which says the same.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302361
I found this, ran through the fix but it did not work for me.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:kuoh
ID: 33689183
The KB does seem to imply that, but I know it works for some RDP clients, because we had to make a change in the ASA to allow local lan access for a VPN user so they could use their network printer.  Before the change, the OS would just queue up the print jobs until the user disconnected the VPN, then everything started spitting out once IP access to the printer was restored.  The thing I can't remember now is whether the user's OS was XP, Vista or 7.  Perhaps it's an undocumented "fix" in the newer RDP clients?
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
kuoh earned 500 total points
ID: 33689254
Odd that this older KB says it does work.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300698
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:SM17CH
ID: 33804573
Thanks for the help, it turned out to be a driver issue.

adding a new driver on the server solved my problem.

(under printers and faxes > file > server properties > Drivers)
0

Featured Post

Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Home lab datacenter 9 105
Setting out for Cisco UCS 2 25
Windows PE .WIM files WDS issue 4 30
windows server 2012 R2 DHCP clustering ? 5 25
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
Even if you have implemented a Mobile Device Management solution company wide, it is a good idea to make sure you are taking into account all of the major risks to your electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question