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RDS Printer Redirection with non-domain client

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Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller used as RDS Host.
Printer redirection is not working (nothing's printing) for remote client PCs which are not in the domain. I have even loaded the correct driver but cannot persuade the server to use anything but the RDS Easy driver, which doesn't work.
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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Installing the RD Session Host role service on an Active Directory domain controller is not recommended. Allowing users to run programs on a domain controller could create security risks and performance issues.

If the RD Session Host role service is installed on a domain controller, the security settings of the domain controller will need to be adjusted to allow users to have remote access to the server. This remote access is controlled by the Allow logon through Remote Desktop Services user rights assignment, which can be configured by using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

by default, only the Administrators group is granted the Allow logon through Remote Desktop Services user right. To allow remote access to the RD Session Host server for users who are not members of the Administrators group, you should grant the Remote Desktop Users group the Allow logon through Remote Desktop Services user right

For more information about RD Licensing, see the Remote Desktop Services page on the Windows Server 2008 R2 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=140434).

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Manjunath S
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by:ajmcqueen
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Should have come back earlier on this but still cannot get get printing to work. Also have otehr problems.

For example, in group policy I set it to only connect default client printer - it ignores that.
And diagnostics keeps coming back with "Issue:
The Remote Desktop Users group on the Remote Desktop Session Host server does not contain any domain users or groups.

Impact:
If the Remote Desktop Users group on the RD Session Host server does not contain domain users or groups, users will not be able to connect to the RD Session Host server.

Resolution:
Use the Remote tab in the System Properties dialog box to add domain users or groups to the Remote Desktop Users group on the RD Session Host server."

and yet I have added users and groups as specified.

Probably this is related to the server being a Domain Controller in an SBS network but I really don't want to lose that functionality.

There must be something else I am missing....
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by:ajmcqueen
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I haven't heard anything back and still need help.
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by:ajmcqueen
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I have demoted the server from Domain Controller to normal server and now have other problems - one account used for service login doesn't work now (had permissions removed - e.g. log on as a service, I think - yet to solve) and still remote printing doesn't work - will spend more time investigating as must sort.
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ajmcqueen earned 0 total points
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Decided to use alternative method for remote printing so no solution found.
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Problem not resolved. Workaround found
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