Printing Locally Through VPN/RDP

Posted on 2012-08-22
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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    Expert Comment

    by:Ernie Beek
    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?
    LVL 4

    Author Comment

    Same drivers, nothing in event viewer, its clean.
    LVL 35

    Accepted Solution

    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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