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Printing Locally Through VPN/RDP

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Here's the setup I have:
I VPN to the office from my laptop and RDP into my desktop there, now I want to print from my RDP session to the printer attached locally via USB on my printer. I followed the instructions here:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r25983025-WIN7-Windows-7-64-Bit-printing-via-remote-desktop

When i try and it print, the quality is terrible and it stops halfway. What am i doing wrong here?
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by:Ernie Beek
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Yeah, RDP printing can be a pain.
So you're using the same driver/version on both the remote and the local machine?
Anything showing in the event logs regarding printing/printers on the remote or local machine?
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by:Cobra25
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Same drivers, nothing in event viewer, its clean.
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Did you try to

Set these in the RDP client:
Options –> Display -> Highest Quality
Options –> Experience -> LAN (10 Mbps or higher)

And set this on the server side:
RDP-Tcp Properties –> client settings –> clear 'Limit Maximum Color Depth'

That might help.
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