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configure a local printer to work with a terminal services app

How does one set up a local printer to show in the printer list of a terminal services application?
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Presuming Windows XP is the client:
ajtsoukalasAuthor Commented:
App running on WIndows server 2003 R2 standard X64 edition.
HP officejet 8000 wireless

Workstation is a Windows XP SP3
Under Remote Desktop Connection, click options and make sure that printers under Local Resources is ticked.

On the server you would need to install a 64bit driver for the printer in question as your client is Windows XP 32 bit..
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Is that the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 series? If so, be sure to download & install the PCL driver for it, not the host-based print driver: The use of host-based print drivers is not supported on terminal servers. You'll have to be sure that the same driver is installed on both the terminal server & client pc for the printer to be redirected.

HP has produced a document that lists the supported drivers for terminal & Citrix XenApp servers.  See page 20 of 23 in this PDF for HP's recommendation for the OJ Pro 8000 series:


Somebody doesn´t know how to add printer drivers on TServer based on win2003... if it is...

1.- you don´t have to add the printer in the server... so you don´t have to go to Start-configuration-printers and faxes and add a printer
2.- you have to go to  Start-configuration-printers and faxes and in this screen click right button + server properties + drivers + add... now tag win2003 and XP and  x64 win2003 and XP.... next and look for your drivers, Officejet 8000 isn´t in the list.. so you have to download.... i think this link is good:
Select Win2003 64 bit edition.

With the drivers added you should have no problems with printing, when you logon through rdp your default printer will be your default PC local printer.

ajtsoukalasAuthor Commented:
Local Resources was already ticked
but thanks for your time paulmacd and CharlWiehahn
Hp appears to only have that one for download but thank for your time Alicia
ajtsoukalasAuthor Commented:

worked like a charm

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