Print Redirection Server 2008 R2

We have a new server 2008 R2 installed here and I am trying to RDP into it (yes i have attached my printer) and print to my local printer here. However, i do not see my local printer show up. I have not installed the RDS role on it since I am the only one who will RDP into it. Please advise.
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Cobra25Asked:
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Have to install the driver for your printer on the server.  Easy way is to setup a dummy printer on the server, load the driver, then delete the printer after it has been created.  Disconnect from your remote session and then try again.
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Cobra25Author Commented:
I dont need to adjust like the printer redirection settings or anything in group policy? I don't need the RDS role installed?
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Uptime Legal SystemsCommented:
What type of printer is it that you are redirecting?  Have you tried installing the matching driver on the server?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
How would i install the printer if its local to my machine ?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
borhter 8890dw and dell 3100dn 2 network printers LOCAL to me. RDPing to a server at a different office.
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
When you remote desktop before you click connect

Click More Options ---> Click on the Local Resources tab ---> Under Local Devices and resources are the Printers check ???????  

Connection Properties
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Cobra25Author Commented:
I am on XP SP3 32-bit also...so i do need to install a 32 bit driver on the server?
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Uptime Legal SystemsCommented:
Cobra,

The easiest way to install a printer driver is to open Devices and Printers and select a printer on the server (like CutePDF or XPS writer) and on the ribbon at the top you will see Print Server Properties.  Open that and go to the drivers tab and you can add drivers.
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Uptime Legal SystemsCommented:
Install the 64 bit driver.  The names of the drivers will need to match for it to redirect without requiring some system changes and setting up a custom .inf
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Correct, when you RDP into the server you just download the driver.  Since it is R2 and only has 64bit drivers you would instead load the 2008 32bit driver instead.  Download it, setup a random printer you can assign it to LPT port and choose have disk to load the driver.  That printer wont work (aka dummy printer).  So once it is created you delete that printer, then it should detect your printer when you connect the next time since it will relay your printer through the connection and the server will recognize it.
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