Printing Locally Through VPN/RDP

Posted on 2012-08-22
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Last Modified: 2012-09-25
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:

When i try and it print, the quality is terrible and it stops halfway. What am i doing wrong here?
Question by:Cobra25
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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?

Author Comment

ID: 38327940
Same drivers, nothing in event viewer, its clean.
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Ernie Beek earned 2000 total points
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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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