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Word doc's garbled when printing to Brother HL-2270DW  in RDP session

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When my users connect to a remote server using RDP and print a Word document from the remote server, it is all garbled. The server they are remoting to is Windows 2008 R2. Their PC's are Win XP sp3. The local (re-directed) printer is a Brother HL-2700DW, and the users PC's are connected to the printer via ethernet. PDF's from within the remote session print just fine. Also printing all other Word docs when not in a remote session print fine.

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Make sure that the EXACT driver you use on the XP machine is also installed on the terminal server
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Got it! Yes the matching driver(s) were part of the solution. Turns out Brother recommends using their generic PCL5e driver with Terminal server\Citrix sessions. I originally used the installation media that came with the printer. I downloaded the generic driver from Brother's site, installed it on the PC's and the server. Problem solved.
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It was part of the solution.
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