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Currently we have a Terminal Server running 2008 R2 at a cloud hosting service.  A majority of the users have local printers setup to be shared and are added to the server accross a vpn from their office location to the hosting service.  Recently we have had an issue where printers that are added to the R2 server will disconnect or be removed completely at random.  Printer redirection is out of the question as it has caused us too many problems in the past.
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Hi,

I would recommend using printer redirection via MS built in Easy Print, works pretty well and not had a single issue with any type of printer so far, whether USB, network or parallel connected locally.

For more information: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/09/28/using-remote-desktop-easy-print-in-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

Again just to reiterate, printer redirection on 2003 required matching drivers on the server. On server 2008 / R2, you don't need to do any of that, as long as they are locally visible and RDC has the printers tick box enabled. Just RDC onto the server and the printers will populate perfectly. Give it a go, you'll be surprised.
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