Solved

Printer locally over VPN

Posted on 2016-09-15
2
53 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-19
I have a remote user who uses VPN to connect to our network in order to use program.  She wants to be able to print locally but the program she is using is remote.  Is there a way for her to print on her printer while using a remote program?

The two environments are not connect other than VPN.
0
Comment
Question by:Nath603
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Carlos Ijalba earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Once you have opened the VPN, you should be able to configure a remote printer via IP, so as long as you know the IP and have connectivity to it from any side it should be OK.

Just think that the only think that a VPN does is join 2 separate networks through the internet, so if you have routing from one device on the network to another on the other network, and you don't have IPS, antivirus or firewall problems stopping traffic between them, you should be OK to do so.
0
 
LVL 76

Assisted Solution

by:arnold
arnold earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
How is the application made available, is it an RDP type connection? Check that system to make sure the remote user can attach their local printer to the connection, issue might be the local printer might not be compatible or the drivers do not exist on the remote end. You would need to install he printer's drivers for the user to be able to print back to her local printer.

Check application event log on the system to which the remote user connects for printer event where the printer many. Version is identified....
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

I'm a big fan of Windows' offline folder caching and have used it on my laptops for over a decade.  One thing I don't like about it, however, is how difficult Microsoft has made it for the cache to be moved out of the Windows folder.  Here's how to …
This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now