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Hello,

my local computer is Windows 7 Home Premium. It has HP 6310 All-in-one attached via USB and works/prints fine locally.

My remote computer is Windows XP SP2. (I can update it to SP3 if necessary)

When I login to my XP remote computer, the HP 6310 printer gets redirected.
I can see it.

However, when I print to it,  the print job is stuck in there. It never gets over to my local printer.

I am not sure what the issue may be.
I have few theories on my own, but can't find a solution that works.
Not sure if I have a problem due to Windows OS or driver mismatch or maybe it is something simpler that I have to tweak on remote XP computer to force it to process the print job that is visible in print queue.

Any ideas or leads are appreciated.

Thanks
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Question by:Terrace
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by:Armenio
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make sure the pc is fully updated.
make sure you install the drivers at the remote pc fro the local printer
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by:Iain MacMillan
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it may help to have the printer installed at both ends, but if your Win 7 is 64bit (you don't say which), you will need to load 64bit drivers to the Win 7 system, and 32 bit drivers for XP.

the Local Resources tab on RDP client normally controls which printers are linked through from the source client.  The MORE button may allow you to connect USB/PNP devices also, including USB printer ports.

I would definitely apply SP3, its the only supported version of XP and the only way you will get further patches from MS Update site.
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by:Terrace
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Thank you for trying to help.

I will update XP to SP3 now.

Windows 7 is 64 bit.

As far as currently installed drivers, I installed correct/appropriate drivers on each computer. I guess that's why I can see printer being redirected from Windows 7 to XP.

My guess is that now I need to tweak something (due to mismatch of operating systems) to make it print, but I don't know what I need to tweak.

Thanks

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I found the solution.

I simply had to change Port type on printer on XP computer.

USB printer that is on Windows 7 that is being redirected to remote XP computer, was set to use LPT1 port in XP computer.

I changed port to use TS001 in XP computer, and it started to print out to home printer !
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by:Iain MacMillan
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glad you got it fixed.
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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