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Printer Redirection

Posted on 2013-02-04
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I have a Server 2008 terminal server and client machines that are windows 7 these are laptops that are used remotely, they are using a kyocera FS-1320D printers setup as individual a4 and a5 printers but only 1 physical printer, when connecting to the terminal server it only redirects the default printer e.g If A5 is default will redirect this and not the
A4 printer

I have checked the settings and group policy and cant find any reason as to why only the default printer is redirected instead of all printers
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by:vin_shooter
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Hi, while taking RDP of the terminal server follow the below actions,

After typing mstsc click ok A pop-up window will open to enter computer name in that window you'll be able to see Options button click on it then click on local resources tab->then enable the check box for printers under local devices and resources.

Now you will be able to see all the printers in the terminal server session.
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by:ace360
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Hey There

That tick box is checked but still only redirects a single printer being the default and i need it to redirect all active printers even if its not the default

Thanks in advance
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Rick Hobbs earned 500 total points
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I have always had issues with remote and local printers using RDP.  I finally settled on a product called Net2printer RDP.  It is easy to set up and has yet to not work for me reliably.  I have been using it about 10 years.
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