use mac printer in windows TS

i am working on a macbook pro. i installed on this machine my HP laserjet printer.

now when i logon to my windows server 2008 terminal server i cannot see that printer?

how can i use or add my printer on that terminal server?
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Not sure whether you have an option within the terminal client (tsclient) presumably the inclusion of local resources as part of the connection.
This way you would need to make sure that the local printer is included as a resource to be made available.  Once the printer is included, you would need to make sure that your account has rights on the TS to add printers/drivers and/or that the TS has the drivers. (HP printer drivers are often included so that should not be an issue)
The possibility also exists that the network/systems administrator through GPO is precluding the attachment of client resources drives, printers, etc. to the terminal session.

I ran into the same problem. I have documented the steps here. Note that you only need to install the printer on the Windows 2008 Server once; you can configure a Mac client once, then distribute the saved RDC Connection Document to your users.

There is a problem with Windows Server 2008 and Mac RDC clients, but it can be overcome. At issue is the fact that the Mac RDC client requires the HP LaserJet 4240/4250/4350 PostScript Driver be installed, because the 4350 driver is used for printer redirection to the Mac client.

You will need to install the HP LaserJet 4240/4250/4350 PostScript Driver on your Windows Server 2008. As a convenience, the drivers are linked here; choose the appropriate one depending on whether your server is 32-bit or 64-bit:

  - HP LaserJet 4240/4250/4350 PostScript Driver for 32-bit
  - HP LaserJet 4240/4250/4350 PostScript Driver for 64-bit

Download the appropriate driver, then unzip it. Use "Add a printer" in Windows to create a dummy printer. The main purpose of this is to get the driver installed.


  - Open the RDC software from your Mac and connect to your Windows 2008 Server.
  - Click Start > Devices and Printers.
  - In the Devices and Printers window, click Add a printer.
  - In the Add Printer window, click Add a local printer.
      - Choose a printer port - Select Use an existing port: LPT1: (Printer Port). Click Next.
      - Install the printer driver - click Have Disk...
      - Browse to the directory containing the unzipped driver software.
      - Select the HP driver information file, then click Open.
      - Click the OK button.
      - Select HP LaserJet 4350 PS in the list of printers. Click Next.
      - Use the default name for the printer: HP LaserJet 4350 PS. Click Next.
      - In Printer Sharing, select Do not share this printer. Click Next.
      - Uncheck the Set as the default printer box. Click Finish.
  - Log Out of your Windows 2008 Server.

Using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection software for Macs, you can choose a printer on the Mac to use in your remote Windows session.

  - Open the RDC software on your Mac and connect to your Windows 2008 Server.
  - In the Remote Desktop Connection software, click the RDC menu, then click Preferences.
  - In the Preferences window which appears:
      - Click the Printers icon.
      - Check the box to Use a printer that is connected to the Mac, and
      - Choose which printer to use from the pop-up menu.
      - Close the Preferences window.
  - In the Remote Desktop Connection software, click the File menu, then click Save.
  - Log Out of your Windows 2008 Server.

The printer will be available in your remote Windows session the next time you log in.

Hope that helps.
Bryan Vines

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