Can't print or change printer properties in RDP session
Posted on 2012-08-31
I have a new bare installation of win server 2008 r2 foundation set as DC with 8 local PCs connected on the LAN, installed RDS & 5 CALs for remoting. I have 3 win xp pro client PCs that remote in to run 1 application. I have installed printer drivers on the server that the remote PCs use. I installed Print & Document services & Remote Desktop services.
The local users on the LAN have no problems at all printing. The remote PC users have no problem connecting to the server & the user's session shows the local printer when remoting in but when a test page is sent to it, nothing is printed. If I try to look at the printer properties, such as sharing, security, etc., they are greyed out. Even if I remote in as admin, my printers transfer but all property options are greyed out. If I choose to look at the security & choose the user such as admin, the option boxes to allow print, manage docs, manage printers, etc. are all greyed out. I have added users to the printer operators group but still no change.
Is there a setting in group policies that I am missing or do I need to install or uninstall roles?