Sunday, March 03, 2013 4:11 AM
Here is my configuration.
- RD Server: Windows 2008 R2 with remote desktop services
- Workstations: Windows 7 & Windows XP
We have a USB printer connected directly to windows workstation and is also shared. Some other Windows XP machines access this shared printer and have it as their default printer.
Here is the problem; when these machines connect to the remote desktop services, ONLY the windows workstation that has the printer attached directly can print from inside the terminal services session!!!! Other machines cannot print from inside the terminal services session even though the job is processed and no error is logged.
- Edited by Kman2k Sunday, March 03, 2013 4:13 AM
Sunday, March 03, 2013 7:23 AM
has it ever worked via RDS?
have you installed the relevant printer driver onto the RDS server?
can you print to this shared printer, directly from the RDS server?
have you checked the eventlogs on the RDS server?
dedicated RDS forum is here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/threads
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 7:29 PM
When logging in using RDP there is a setting that asks if one wants to install the printer on their RDP session. This may be why the ONE workstation can print to its locally attached printer but the others can not.
Suggest adding a (local) printer to the server that is accepting the RDP connections and sharing that out.
- Marked As Answer by Cheers ZHANGMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Friday, March 08, 2013 2:43 AM
Friday, March 08, 2013 9:17 PM
My sincerest of apologies. I didn't know that anyone replied to me. I guess I forgot to check the alert me box.
Person that had the printer connected to her machine had no problem printing from terminal services session. Redirection worked fine. Others that connected to that shared printer and subsequently connected to terminal services; had problem with printing to redirected printer
Basically no matter what I did; I couldn't print. Eventually I had to connect to that shared printer from within terminal services under each user affected to get around this matter.
Not sure what is that all about but it is going now.