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Can't share or change printer settings in remote desktop session.

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Windows XP remote computer can't share or change printer settings in remote desktop session on Win Server 2008 r2. I have set the resources to include printers in the RDP session also. The printer shows in the session & i can print to it but When I try to change any settings on the printer, like share it, it is greyed out. I have added the RDP user to the printer operators group but still is greyed out. I start the RDP session as admin & still the same.
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by:Neil Russell
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To the best of my knowledge you can NOT share a printer that is connected via an RDP session.
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by:mimi8118
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The printer on the XP computer is shared with another PC on the local network. Shouldn't that transfer when the RDP session starts?
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Shouldnt WHAT transfer?

Are you saying that you expect the fact that a printer is shared on the local PC with Another PC on the network to be reflected on the server when you RDP to it?


No, sorry.
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by:mimi8118
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OK, Thanks anyway.
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