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How to Disable Easy Print service

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  • Hi,
     
    we are using ts 2k8, but want to use the old normal printing way; were i install printer driver and the users print directly without the xps easy print redirect ion way.

    reasons:

    1- first, the printing is slow; before the user will hit the print button and the printer will start immediately printing, but now for redirecting to xps the print job size became larger and so it become slower.

    2- i may live with slowness, but most important is.. many time the printer will not print with proper output. most of our printing is in arabic language, and when using easy print i can sometime print ok but many time only first page appear on arabic but after that all pages appear on Garbage not understandable characters, or the whole print will appear with unknown language.

    3- i need to see other printers from other sessions, and i tried adding the user to the power user group but without result.

    are there any way to solve these problems? or can i disable the easy print service? or should i move back to ts 2k3?

    thanks in advance
    Tuesday, July 08, 2008 1:23 PM

Answers

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    Group Policy settings

    The following Group Policy settings have been added for Terminal Services printing:

    Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first

    This policy setting is located in the following node of the Local Group Policy Editor:

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection

    The possible values are:

    Enabled or Not configured: If this policy setting is enabled or not configured, the terminal server will first try to use the Terminal Services Easy Print driver to install all client printers. If for any reason the Terminal Services Easy Print driver cannot be used, a printer driver on the terminal server that matches the client printer will be used. If the terminal server does not have a printer driver that matches the client printer, the client printer will not be available for the Terminal Services session. By default, this policy setting is not configured.

    Disabled: If you disable this policy setting, the terminal server will try to find a suitable printer driver to install the client printer. If the terminal server does not have a printer driver that matches the client printer, the server will try to use the Terminal Services Easy Print driver to install the client printer. If for any reason the Terminal Services Easy Print driver cannot be used, the client printer will not be available for the Terminal Services session.

    -According to MS using TS Easy Print renders jobs faster, cause they are smaller in size then emf. 
    -There are steps to complete to see all user session printers, One was to add the "Print Server" role to the Terminal Server, add yourself to the "Print Operators" group and a few other things.  Do a search for it, you'll find it. 
    -Also all clients MUST be running XP sp3 OR Vista sp1 AND .NET Framework 3.0 sp1.  The .NET Framework is what makes it all work correctly.  As far as the Arabic thing, can't help!
    Network Administrator
    Tuesday, July 08, 2008 3:17 PM

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  •  

    Group Policy settings

    The following Group Policy settings have been added for Terminal Services printing:

    Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first

    This policy setting is located in the following node of the Local Group Policy Editor:

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection

    The possible values are:

    Enabled or Not configured: If this policy setting is enabled or not configured, the terminal server will first try to use the Terminal Services Easy Print driver to install all client printers. If for any reason the Terminal Services Easy Print driver cannot be used, a printer driver on the terminal server that matches the client printer will be used. If the terminal server does not have a printer driver that matches the client printer, the client printer will not be available for the Terminal Services session. By default, this policy setting is not configured.

    Disabled: If you disable this policy setting, the terminal server will try to find a suitable printer driver to install the client printer. If the terminal server does not have a printer driver that matches the client printer, the server will try to use the Terminal Services Easy Print driver to install the client printer. If for any reason the Terminal Services Easy Print driver cannot be used, the client printer will not be available for the Terminal Services session.

    -According to MS using TS Easy Print renders jobs faster, cause they are smaller in size then emf. 
    -There are steps to complete to see all user session printers, One was to add the "Print Server" role to the Terminal Server, add yourself to the "Print Operators" group and a few other things.  Do a search for it, you'll find it. 
    -Also all clients MUST be running XP sp3 OR Vista sp1 AND .NET Framework 3.0 sp1.  The .NET Framework is what makes it all work correctly.  As far as the Arabic thing, can't help!
    Network Administrator
    Tuesday, July 08, 2008 3:17 PM
  • thanks for the help, when i disable the easyprint the arabic and speed worked fine.

    i am sorry, but i didn't get any alert that you reply to my q. even so i subscribe for the alert option. after that i couldn't reply to your answer after testing it until now.

    i added the print server role and added me to print operation group but didn't get the other printers. i need to figure the other few thing you mentioned. but this is another topic for me to search :)

    again, thanks for the help.
    Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:41 AM
  • In win2k8r2 I also needed to add write permission to system32/spool/printer for \Users

    Thanks for the post!

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:53 AM