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Problems with Terminal Services easy print (Error 372)

Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hi Everyone

One of our customers has a remote office with a user connecting to the main office with a simply RDP connection.

The users machine is windows xp Sp3, running the latest RDP 7 client. The local printer of his is a HP 4250 connection to the local lan and installed on the local machine with a standard TCPIP port.
The driver is the HP UPD 5.2 PCL6 (tried the actual 4250 PCL driver as well).

The server is a up to date Server 08 R2 terminal server. Other users in the office can print to printers using local IP ports, but no easy printing seems to be working.

When printing from the server i simply choose the redirected printer, and it spools up on the server and says the job is complete, but it never actually sends anything down the line to the client machine. The event logs show nothing on the pc. The event log on the server (specifically the PrintService log) is throwing an error with event ID 372. I can find nearly nothing online about this error, but please see the attached image for an idea.

Any suggestions to resolve this?

Thanks! Screenshot of erro logged
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by:Netflo
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Hi, has your XP client got .Net 3.5 installed, which is required for print Easy Print to work.

May I suggest you take a look at the following MS article for some useful pointers which will help resolve your issue.

TS: Terminal Server Printing / Easy Print  

Best of luck!
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by:yelbaglf
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Have you verified the security permissions on the printers folder?  Make sure the everyone group has permissions to this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962930
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by:SpyderG
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Hi guys and Thanks

I have checked and the everyone group has write and change permissions to the folder. When applying changes i ensured the print spooler service was stopped. I did get access denied errors to a couple of DLL files. Should i be taking ownership of the folder and trying again?

Also i have checked and the client does have RDP v7 on their machine as well as 3.5 which is required to install it.

The printer is being redirected ok, and it does print just fine locally, i also connected to another customers terminal server from this client and the redirected printer worked just fine. Still stuck on this...

Cheers!
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by:Netflo
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Can you please take ownership first then apply the everyone permission to that folder.

I have verified the permissions as described on the MS KB article and on a live Server 2008 R2 server which are correct. Please see the attached screenshot.

I believe we have narrowed the problem down to corrupt files as this folders contents should be empty. After setting the permissions can you MOVE the contents of this folder to a temporary location and test from the client.

Best of luck!
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by:RCoTeam
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was there a final solution to this, I'm having the same issue?
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by:Netflo
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I believe my final comment should have resolved the issue, SpyderG can you confirm?
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We found that the PC in question had a Windows.0 directory rather than a Windows directory. Noticed the image file isnt getting tranferred to the printer directory on the client. The customer has opted to move to a new Windows 7 PC rather than reinstall XP. WIll update if this resolves the issue.
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by:SpyderG
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Sorry for the late reply, installing the new PC resolved the issue, likely was the odd windows path that was causing it.

Thanks everyone!
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Problem was odd and not related to any other answers provided.
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