Cannot print to local printers in Remote Desktop Session / Unable to uncheck "Advanced Printing Features"
Posted on 2011-03-25
When a user logs in via Remote Desktop in Server 2008, the printer shows up fine, but nothing happens when a print job is sent. I also noticed in the properties the printer is owned by SYSTEM (probably due to Remote Desktop Easy Print), but the user has "special permissions" which are uneditable and printing is not checked. Incidentally, all users have full administrative priveleges. Not even the Administrator can successfully print to ANY printer listed. Not using a domain controller. Not sure what changed here - used to work fine.
Second, even when printing was working, it seems to be impossible to turn off Advanced Printing Features when the printer is pulled in using Easy Print (option grayed out) even though it IS unchecked locally.