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Printing - web server interface to company network, then RDP to client PC on network

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I have a client that uses small business server 2011. They use the web interface to connect to the company site, and then on that page, choose their computer on the
companies network - this creates an RDP session to their computer on the network.
On their personal computer that they connected to company network, they have
a local USB printer. They wish to print documents from the office computer to the
home computer, but the printer will not show up in the print dialog box on the
work computer when print in selected.  The redirection from the web interface to the
RDP session to their office computer seems to be the issue, but I don't know how to
get around it.  Thanks, Ed
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The web interface uses a slightly different RDP approach than using RDP directly to that PC.
Though I'm not sure if this resolves the printer issues, you could try this:
Router config > NAT > ip of that office computer > forward outside port 33000 to internal port 3389

Now from home, connect directly with RDP (mstsc.exe) to public_ip_office:33000 and they will drop directly to that PC. Make sure Printers are selected in the RDP settings before connecting.
Of course if drivers are an issue, you still can't use your home printer, but that can be solved later (eventlog will show this problem). so this is only a small step towards the solution.
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Thanks Kimputer. Sorry for the delay in response, I have been distacted. I found that I can drop directly to
the computer at the office, and although the printer dialog box shows the local printer of the home PC, it
still will not print.  I think next, I will try installing the print drivers from the home PC onto the office PC, if it works, I'll accept your solution. I hope to try next week. Thanks, Ed
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