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ESXi 5.1 and Windows 7 VMs, redirected printers.

We have a client with ESXi 5.1.0 build 799733 running. ESXi host a Windows 2008 server and 8 Windows 7 Pro workstations. All the VMs have redirected printers in Devices and Printers, rather than just a single install of the printer needed.

Some printers are connected via ethernet and some via USB, then shared off primary workstations.

Is there a reason for these redirected printers?
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Are these redirected printers, mappings from their local printers attached to the workstations ?
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Andrew: can redirected ports be picked up by the RDP: Local Resources, Printers check box. I noticed my printers actually should up in the server and I RDP into that server to work.

I can install a printer ethernet or USB(shared) and the look back in the Devices and Printers a second time and there will redirected printers of the same and they are not removable.

Mapping like a drive, no.
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Alicia: I'm trying to understand where this Printer Redirection comes from. I have other ESXi networks that this doesn't do this with printers on those networks. The difference in this one is, all the W7 workstations are VMs to, along with the server. These redirected printers, just appear, we don't add them.
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thanks