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How to configure VPN/RDC Windows 7 Pro Remote Printing to Laptop

I configured the Windows 7 Pro x64 RDC on the laptop to connect to the Windows 7 Pro  x32/x64 Office Desktop through Cisco VPN Client.
I installed the print drivers for the HPOJ 4632 printer via the TS00X Port.
When I print a test page, I see the job in the "What's Printing" window on the Laptop, however, nothing prints.
When I install the print drivers for the HPOJ 4632 Printer on my connect to my Windows XP Pro x32 system and connect via TS00X port and then print a test page, it prints.
I turned off the Microsoft "Sent to OneNotes," program, because it keep popping up when I tried printing to the remote printer.
What am I missing on the settings for Window 7 Pro that is not allowing me to print remotely to the HPOJ 4632?
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Normally, those "TS00x" ports are used for redirected printers on a Windows PC or server.

For example, say I have a HP LaserJet 4 installed using the LPT1 port. I use RDC to connect to a Win7 PC that has the same LaserJet 4 driver installed.  When I connect using RDP, the remote Win7 will load the LaserJet 4 using a randomly assigned TS00x port (TS001, TS002, & so on).  The port on the local PC doesn't change: that's still port LPT1.

Since, the TS port used by the printer on the remote computer will change each time a user connects using RDP, you should just configure the printer using a normal port (like USB001 or an IP port).  Just make sure it prints on the local PC before you connect to the remote PC.
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Thank you.  I will connect the printer directly to the Windows 7 Pro x32 workstation and load the drivers and make sure that it prints.  Then I will test it to see if I can print remotely to the Laptop Windows 7 Pro x64 with the printer attached to it tomorrow ( 3/30/2015).
I worked with the Windows 7 Pro x64 laptop and connected via another Windows 7 Pro desktop using the RDC on the LAN and it still would not print to the HP OfficeJet 4632 printer  connected to the laptop.  After adjusting the security setting on both the laptop and desktop, and still RDC on the LAN, which it still did not work.   So I disconnected the HP OfficeJet 4632 printer and installed an HP LaserJet P2015dn via USB connection to the laptop.  I reconnected via the RDC on the LAN and was able to print to the HPLJ P2015dn connected to the Laptop without having to install drivers on the remote desktop workstation.   After that successful test, I then connected to the outside WAN via Wi-Fi, used the Cisco VPN to connect to the network, then RDC to  the Desktop and printed a document to the HPLJ P2015dn connected to the Laptop.          
I Have run into this problem before with HP DeskJet and OfficeJet printers in the past and just figured, surely with windows 7 and all the new advances that HP would have fixed this issue by now.   Thanks for your help in trying to solve this problem.
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