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Server 2003 Remote Desktop Printing

Posted on 2011-02-16
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I've got an issue with a Terminal Server that I havent run across before.  I've got everything checked on the server and on the client but when the client connects to the server via remote desktop their printer doesnt come with them.

I look in the event log on the server and there are NO entries for anything related to printing or remote desktop.  Usually you will see an entry if it cant find the correct driver and also when it does connect the printer.  I'm not seeing anything on this server.

Could their be something disabled in the group policy preventing the sever from accepting remote printers?  This is a server setup by someone else and then maintained by the store employees.  I just started working with it a few weeks ago.

Any ideas??

vne
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by:Sommerblink
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You are correct, there are policies (local and/or group) which can control the behavior of printing.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770884%28WS.10%29.aspx

If there are other terminal servers in the network which behave as expected (for you), then I would look at local policy.
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Actually, you may want to focus on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731963%28WS.10%29.aspx

This specifically deals with printer redirection.
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Thanks Sommerblink,

On this TS and another that I manage I dont have the \terminal services\printer redirection\ tabs in the local computer policy.  Everything that is in there is "not configured" anyway.

Something interesting also is that the event viewer isnt even logging anything when I log in and out.  I'm not sure if I'm seeing everything in the logs that I need to see.  What do you think?

vne
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by:VNE
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I wasnt able to use Sommerblink's suggestions as I didnt have the path in my global policy tree.  For some reason over the weekend the server began installing the rd clients printers when they connected.
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