Windows 2012 RDP Printer Issue


We're having a major issue with RDP (Terminal Services) on a Windows 2012 Server.  We have *not* previously had such problem(s) with Windows 2008 R2 (nor with any earlier Windows Server O/S Editions).  I'll try to explain.

The issue is that on Terminal Services 2012, the RE-DIRECTED PRINTERS PROPERTIES are NOT being pulled from the local workstation. We cannot change those properties of the redirected printers ON Terminal Server...and the options are all GREYED OUT.  Easy Print is, apparently, disabled by design here.

Because this is part of a Point of Sale WAN (Wide Area Network), we *MUST* be able to either (a) administer such printer's properties on the Terminal Server box, or (b) have ALL the properties' "Configuration Settings" honored by the Terminal Server...when the workstation (and therefore, the printer) is authenticated to the Terminal Server.  Things like "cut codes" and "cash drawer popping" and so forth, as set in stone here (on the local workstation)...and all hell breaks loose otherwise.

We appreciate any assistance/guidance/direction with this issue.  Thanks in advance!...Mark
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Edmond HawilaChief Operating OfficerCommented:
Method 1:
- Open Server Manager
- Go to Remote Desktop Services
- Go to QuickSessionCollection
- At the top where the Properties Window is Click on Tasks and select "Edit Properties"
- In the Client Settings select the redirections you want to have.

Method 2:
Through Group Policy.
Select or Create a new GPO to apply to your RDS Server.
The Redirection policies are under: Computer Configuration>Policies>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Remote Desktop Services>Remote Desktop Session Host>Device and Resource Redirection.
Enable or Disable the appropriate policies in order to enforce the redirection you want.

In general ensure no other GPO's interfere with this. A recommendation is to set the Loopback Policy to Replace for the RDS.

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