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Printing from remote computer

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  • A company in NY will be setting up a computer in Florida working remotely with RDC via a VPN connection.  Can a print job in NY be sent to the remote computer's local printer somehow?


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    • Moved by Santosh BhandarkarMVP Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:36 PM moving this to more appropriate forum from Server General
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:00 PM

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  • Yes, just tell the RDP's client to map the customer printer. If you see error in the eventlog, that will mean that you have to install the appropriate pritn driver in the remote machine to make it map.

    Like if user got a Epson 123 locally. (driver named "Epson 123 PCL 6"), then you need to pre-install "Epson 123 PCL 6"'s driver.

    After that, the RDP client will simply map that printer as "Epson 123 PCL 6 on Remote_Machine" in the NY's computer.

    Be aware that print job can take a lot of bandwidth.


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    • Marked as answer by MarkASam Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:40 AM
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:31 AM
  • Not that big, it's the end-user in florida that will feel it. It's just that the bandwidth is not balanced usually, thus it can slow down the RDP's session, thats almsot all. If print in color it can take some minute to print in exemple too.

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    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:55 AM

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  • Yes, just tell the RDP's client to map the customer printer. If you see error in the eventlog, that will mean that you have to install the appropriate pritn driver in the remote machine to make it map.

    Like if user got a Epson 123 locally. (driver named "Epson 123 PCL 6"), then you need to pre-install "Epson 123 PCL 6"'s driver.

    After that, the RDP client will simply map that printer as "Epson 123 PCL 6 on Remote_Machine" in the NY's computer.

    Be aware that print job can take a lot of bandwidth.


    MCP | MCTS 70-236: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

    Twitter - @yagmoth555 ()
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    • Marked as answer by MarkASam Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:40 AM
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:31 AM
  • Yagmouth,

    Thank you.  What is the issue with bandwidth?  Will it slow down the network?  The reports will be small, 1-5 pages once or twice a day from an Access database.


    God Bless, Mark A. Sam The Bible promises there will be NO computers in Heaven: Revelation 21:4

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:42 AM
  • Not that big, it's the end-user in florida that will feel it. It's just that the bandwidth is not balanced usually, thus it can slow down the RDP's session, thats almsot all. If print in color it can take some minute to print in exemple too.

    MCP | MCTS 70-236: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

    Twitter - @yagmoth555 ()
    Blog: http://www.jabea.net | http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:55 AM