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printer wont stick to default, keeps changing

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I have a terminal server, and the printer keeps changing to a specific default.

E.g. on the terminal server if i want to change to a redirected printer as the default, every time i log out and log back on it will go back to the SAME default printer (which isnt a redirect) e.g. OneNote 2007 printer.

Its a windows server 2003 TS on a domain, i have checked the local group polciy and the policies under Terminal Services all seem to be correct.
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You need to install the printer driver manually on to the server.
And get a Windows 2003 Server driver, if one doesnt exist then its goign to be a constant problem.
IF you look in Event Viewer when the user logs in, it will say cannot find driver for XXXXXXX Printer X1234.
So install the CD, and add the printer manually as an administrator.
Then share it and list in the directory.

There is another option which requires updating Remote Desktop Client to 6.1 i think, whichever is the latest for your windows version. And upon connect there is an option to 'default to client printer'
And in Terminal services manager, under RDP properties, client/device settings.
Default to main printer should be UN-TICKED.
As anything ticked means it is disabled.
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