Windows 7 - Printer Redirection using Easy print not working
Posted on 2014-11-13
We have 2 windows 7 Pro Virtual Machines which we use for remote access. I am having issues with Printer Redirection from any machine using easy print.
If I remote into the machine using RDP, I see the the Redirected Fax and if I add the my printer driver to the Virtual machine it redirects my printers(I tested with several printers); however the Virtual machines do not want to use the "Remote Desktop Easy Print" driver. If I log onto the Virtual machine and go to cpanel-> Administrative Tools -> Print Management , I can see the Remote Desktop Easy Print Driver 6.1.7601.17514 Listed in the Drivers section. It just does not want to use it.
I have already created a GPO and enabled the " User Remote Desktop Easy print First" Option
If I look at the Event viewer(system), I see an error similar to the following(it defers depending on the printer):
>>Driver Xerox GPD PCL6 V3.2.303.16.0 required for printer !!ytsbs11!Xerox 7120 is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.<<
Again, If I add that driver, redirection works; I just do not understand why it does not want to use Easy Print Driver.
I looked at a few articles on the net which were talking about permissions to to the system32/spool/printers folder but they don't apply to me since redirection works, just not with this universal easy print driver.
Any ideas? I'm at a roadblock