We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Remote desktop printing not pulling through

Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Dear All,

I have a Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) PC at home, and I have a Win 7 SP1 PC (64 bit) in the office, I remote into my PC via a VPN Connection, but when I RDP from home to my Win 7 PC my home USB printer connected to my XP PC does not pull through (Dell 1700n printer).

I have the printers tab selected on the RDP local resources tab, and I have installed the drivers for the Dell 1700 onto both PC's but it does not drag through to my work PC?

Can anyone help with this please?

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE