Local scanning with Remote Desktop Server

I have just built a Windows Server 2008R2 machine for Remote Desktop Services. The server is now up in the Cloud along with our main server.
We use a Brother MFC printer/scanner that the whole office shares for group scans.
How do I set up scanning so that it will go to the RDS server which is off-site in the cloud?

Again, the scanner is local in our main office, and the server are virtualized in the Cloud.
Thomas AnthonySecurity AdministratorAsked:
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scrabyCommented:
install the scanner drivers on the server and point it to the ip of the scanner (should be set to static).  it is a network connected scanner correct?
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Thomas AnthonySecurity AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!

Yes it is networked. The RDS server is up in the Cloud so it is not on location meaning it is on a different ip scheme. Will this still work?
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scrabyCommented:
you need to have a network path from the server to your scanner.  if this is not the case then you'll need to research cloud scanning services.  check with the scanner manufacturer to see if they provide a service like this.  for example newer printers support services like google cloud printing.  if it's an older scanner or a lower model then the only way that i know of is to provide a network path from the cloud server to your lan.

how do your clients connect to the rdp server?
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Thomas AnthonySecurity AdministratorAuthor Commented:
They connect via RDP client.
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scrabyCommented:
rdp client requires a network, are they connecting via rpc over http or vpn, when you start the client you have to tell it connect to something, what network is that something on?  are these thin clients?

if the clients are on a desktop with windows installed on it (and you rdp out of windows) then you could install the scanner on the desktop and configure the rdp session to use local resources in the session but i've never seen this done with a scanner and i don't see an option for it under rdp client local resources tab

when you say the office shares for group scans, where did the scans go when a user scanned a document?

you could configure the mfc to email the scans instead of your previos method if it's capable of doing that.  this is an easy way to not have to worry about any changes to ip's or infrastructure.
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Thomas AnthonySecurity AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I think I am going to go with TSScan and put this all on them.
Thanks.
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