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Print to local printer - Windows 7 RDP

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Hey guys,

I have a Win 7 machine with a USB HP Printer, i am Remoting to an off-site Windows 7 desktop locally. How can i print from there to my local printer?
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
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Does it "sees" your printer...probably you need to install the printer driver to the remote machine

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How do i get to see my printer? I have the local resources --> printers checkmarked inside the Remote Desktop setting
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
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what printer do you have...some printers especially MFP have issues with RDP

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Hp laserjet 1212nf
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
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As i suspected MFP...there seems to be a talk on HP forums but is not conclusive...maybe it will help you maybe not...
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
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I use an HP 1536 MFP and RDP to my office machine everyday and print with no issues. If you go to devices and printers on the local PC do you see the printer in the list?
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The problem is that something you have to use a different driver and trick RDP into thinking you have another printer. Can be by way of sharing as Edward has mentioned. I've had to do this quite a bit. But what I would ideally advise is to create a second printer using the exact same port, and have that printer use the alternative driver that's RDP friendly, then you don't have to worry about functionality issues on your own PC.
Rajul RajInformation Security Officer

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In MSTSC

--> Show Options --> Local Resources --> Tick the Printer and
click on more select the below too
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