Solved

redirect printer via terminal services

Posted on 2014-01-15
3
561 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-20
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.
0
Comment
Question by:meditrec
3 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Davis McCarn
ID: 39785229
What happens if you rename it to what you need at both ends? (server and her PC)
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
joharder earned 500 total points
ID: 39785326
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:meditrec
ID: 39794343
does not provide a solution. was aware of everything in the note. But was hoping for a work around.
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Like many organizations, your foray into cloud computing may have started with an ancillary or security service, like email spam and virus protection. For some, the first or second step into the cloud was moving email off-premise. For others, a clou…
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question