Why can't I print to a shared printer while using Remote Desktop Connection?
Posted on 2010-11-09
Here's the scenario:
Computer 1 (the front desk computer): Windows XP Pro and Shared HP Printer
Computer 2 (my computer): Windows XP Pro, with Remote Desktop Enabled. Under Printers and Faxes, it has an entry for the Shared HP Printer connected to Computer #1.
When I am sitting at computer #1, I Remote Desktop into Computer #2. I log in and see my desktop just fine. However when I send any print jobs to the Shared HP Printer of computer #1, nothing prints. Nor do I get any error messages.
While still sitting at computer #1, I close the Remote Desktop Connection to computer #2.
While sitting at computer #2, I open Word and print a document. It prints just fine on the shared HP printer at computer #1.
What am I missing here?
Thanks for your help.