Local Printer on a Remote Desktop Connection

Hi,

We have a client who uses RDP to access a remote server. The client needs to print to their local printer from the remote machine.

On the Remote Desktop options we have set Printers to be available on the local resource tab. Whilst trying to add the printer on the server it does not seem to be able to see the local printer at all.

Any ideas/basic checks we can carry out?

Thanks
ryank85Asked:
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DrAtomicCommented:
Make sure that the user has Printers ticked on in his RDP connection; the mapping to his local printer should work automagically then.
Lior KarasentiCommented:
You remote server should have your printer driver installed and it's better to have the same driver that  you have installed on your computer.
In some cases, IP printer could cause problems, check here for instructions:

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/382579-access-local-printer-with-remote-desktop-windows-7-8 


1. Make sure the print driver is installed on the server, this needs to be the same driver as the client is using.
2. On the client machine share the printer driver out.
3. Create an identical printer on the client machine to the printer you just shared out. Use Port LPT1.
4. Map LPT1 to the shared printer driver using the following command in CMD:
NET USE LPT1 \\[clientpcname]\[printersharename] /persistent:yes
5. Test that the new printer you set up on LPT1 prints
6. Log in to the remote session and check the printers and faxes, you will see the printer appear in the list (this may take a few moments depending on your connection).
7. Test print from the remote session.

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ryank85Author Commented:
We have this ticked in the local resource tab on RDP options as shown in the screenshot attached.

The printer is a HP Office Jet 4620. Local machine is Windows 7 Pro and the server is Windows Server 2012
rdp-localresource.PNG
DrAtomicCommented:
Did you also tick it on the server so that the server allows it? Check both local and server eventlog to make sure the driver is being detected as well.
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