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Remote Printing

Posted on 2011-05-08
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I have a user that remotes into systems at both locations. Is there a way where a user can log into a remote system , but print data to their local printer? In order words if you have location A and Location B and you are remoting into location B from A , is there a way to print the data from location B on a local printer on location A's network?

Hope i did not make that too complicated , thanks in advance.
Question by:cbd1012
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Use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, take a look at that.

In the connection settings you have to enable the local Resource of Printers.

On the remote machine, the other side, you need to install the driver for the printer on the local side.

The printer should appear on the Remote machine.
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Is one side a server?  I haven't tried printing from 2 workstations, normally the remote machine is a Server with Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services.
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Jackie Man earned 2000 total points
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You need to install the same printer driver of your local printer at the remote locations and upon setting the rdp preference of sharing local printer, the print job at the remote location will be automatically redirected to the local printer.
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If the connection is there, add it as an LPD device!

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