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Windows 7 Printer Redirect

I have a user that uses RDP to connect from a remote office to the home office. Both machines are runing Windows 7 Pro 32bit. Under Remote Desktop Connection > Local Resources, I have Printers checked. When i make the connection to the Remote computer the locally installed "usb" printer will not redirect but the network (printing to TCP\IP port) will redirect. Any I deas how to get my usb connected printer to redirect.
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CADRE308
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mrhamenCommented:
Check and see what port the USB printer was installed to. If it is not a USB port that is probably the issue. It has to be either a com, lpt, or usb port for redirection to work out of the box correctly.
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CADRE308Author Commented:
It is installed to USB001
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mrhamenCommented:
Have you installed the drivers for the printer onto the computer that you wish to have it redirect to?
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CADRE308Author Commented:
I downloaded them from the internet, installed a printer to the lpt port to get the drivers to install. But still no joy.
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mrhamenCommented:
Can you check the event log on that computer right after you connect and see what it is throwing for an error as to why it won't finish the redirect?
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AllTripCommented:
The locally installed printer in the office will also need to be installed (not physically) onto the home computer.  If the printer is not on the lpt port in the office it will not work by using the lpt port on the home computer.
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CADRE308Author Commented:
Noting in the event log at that time of connection other than my connection. The fax will redirect as well as the XPS Writer.

AllTrip: I attemted to install the printer on the RDP machine (the one i'm connecting to) but there is not USB001 Port. The only way that i know to get that installed is to plug in a USB printer and allow the OS to install the port. Do you know of another way?
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CADRE308Author Commented:
I have installed the same model printer to the computer that i want to connect to in order to generate the USB001 Port. I still can't get the printer to redirect. Any ideas?

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mrhamenCommented:
What is the make and model of the printer you are trying to work with?
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CADRE308Author Commented:
Brother 73xx or 57xx
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CADRE308Author Commented:
I hade not luck getting the USB printer to work. Fortunantly the printer had a LAN port so installed it locally via a TCP/IP connection and all redireced just fine.
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