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I have a remote user in another state that does all her work via rdp. I currently have her printers redirected via rdp automatically.

I have and older program that requires the printer to have a specific name always.

is there anyway to assign a permanent name to the redirected printer. it is an hp printer but I doubt that matters.

really appreciate any help.

if I need to add something to the startup or login script let me know thanks.
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by:Davis McCarn
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What happens if you rename it to what you need at both ends? (server and her PC)
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The reason why a static name for the printer is used is for security, and even if you find a way to change that, I don't think you'd want to.

When the session number is appended to the printer name, it aligns with that user's specific session.  When the user logs off, it is cleared from the server.

If a static printer name is used, that would mean that the user would need to always log in with that session number.  Not a feasible task.  And if you had a static name and another user logged in with that session number, that user would get that printer, not the user that really needs it.

In this case, VDI may make sense for that specific user.  That way, that user always gets that printer, and you could make adjustments on a 1:1 basis.
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does not provide a solution. was aware of everything in the note. But was hoping for a work around.
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