Default printer is not saved between logons
Posted on 2011-09-12
We have a customer who have problems with default printers not being saved between logons.
Instead a software printer, "Send to Microsoft OneNote 2010" is set as default printer at every single logon. The software printer is installed at both the RDS servers.
The printers which the user selects as a default printer in the TS session are network printers resided on a Windows Server 2008 R2. The printers are _not_ redirected printers from the client.
We have tried to set a default printer using GPO User Preferences, using the Update option. This works as intended only if the printer is missing in the clients profile. If the printer exists before logon, the default printer will still be the "Send to Microsoft OneNote 2010".
The environment is the following:
The clients are a mix of XP Professional SP3, Windows 7 Enterprise and a few XPE thin clients. All clients are experiencing the problems regardless of client OS.
2 RDS Servers, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, load balanced using RR DNS and a RD Connection broker. Users have a central TS roaming profile. Also redirected folders are used.
1 File/Print server, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. All network printers are installed at this server. Except for the software servers, such as the above mentioned "Send to Microsoft OneNote 2010", no servers are installed at the RDS servers.