Redirected printing not working to redirected printer

Server2008 R2 remote server
Windows 7 local workstation

When trying to print to redirected printer from the Remote server, I can see the print go through the print queue on the server, but no print jobs come through on the local printer.

Server and workstation have been restarted. Drivers have been reinstalled on local workstation.

Any ideas why the redirection to the local printer isn't working. It worked once, then printed gibberish, then printed nothing. All tested from the save file.
SBSWIZARDAsked:
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Mark PaceDIRECTORCommented:
What type of drivers are you using ?
PCL,KPDL ETC?
what make and model printer as well please ?

Sometime multifunction and some printers need to have a very basic driver or different driver type to work.
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
What does the event viewer/RDS evt viewer logs have to say when the user logs in the first time?
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SBSWIZARDAuthor Commented:
I've tried from three different machines, all with different printers. Believe all of them were running PCL. Makes were HP LaserJet4250, Lanier LP226 and another HP LJ.

I get successful audit logs on the security logs, no errors/warnings on application or system logs when a user logs in.
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SBSWIZARDAuthor Commented:
Saw that GroupPolicy for Easy Print can sometimes cause issues. This is disabled
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
So you don't see print jobs on the local queue ever?

Have you disabled all three zones of the windows firewall to test on both client and server?

Any AV involved?  disable it...

Uninstall the easy print driver for terminal server on the server through server properties.  

When you log in, open printers/devices and click on the printer once.  What is the model listed?
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SBSWIZARDAuthor Commented:
Nothing comes through on the local queue.

Firewall completely disabled on both ends.

Disabled AV on local end for one of the users. Tried on my machine which doesn't have AV and same issue.

Lanier LP226 PCL5c (redirected 1)
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Redirected printers use a printer port that starts with "TS."  Windows is supposed to recycle those printer ports after the user logs off & the redirected printer is removed, but that isn't always done. If the old, unused ports build up, they can cause performance issues on the server, including issues with printing.

If you go into "Devices and Printers" on that server & then look at the print server properties, check the Ports tab: do you have a lot of unused ports that start with "TS"?

If so, have a look at this TechNet blog entry: it describes the FixIt tool that will clear out any existing TS ports & the hot fix released by MS for Server 2008 R2 that will prevent them building up in the future:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2012/03/06/performance-issues-due-to-inactive-terminal-server-ports.aspx

Alicia
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SBSWIZARDAuthor Commented:
Dangit. Typed the wrong server OS. Its Server2012R2.

Sorry.
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Oh, I don't think what I posted applies to your situation, then.

I'm sorry I couldn't help out, but I'll keep looking.
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
As a test, can you share a printer from the remote workstation into the user's terminal session and see if it prints?  I'm curious to see if this method works.  I'm thinking it's a driver version issue, but this will help point in the right direction.
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SBSWIZARDAuthor Commented:
@Alicia W.

We were able to get it resolved based on your post. We couldnt run the fix, but I was able to go through the registry and remove the inactive TS ports. There were approx. 150 inactive ports. Cleared these out and printing started to work again.
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Cool!   I'm glad I was able to help.
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