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  • Network Printer Does not Redirect in RDP Session

    One of my user has a multifunction Network printer on his home network... The printer is setup on his desktop via the IP Address... The Printer port is the IP address... When he vpn to work network and initinates RDP session to his work PC the network atrtached printer does not redirect to his RDP session... Is there any fix or any way around this...

  • #2
    Re: Network Printer Does not Redirect in RDP Session

    Are the drivers for the MFD installed on the work PC?
    No drivers, no printer!
    Check the system event log for TS printer errors
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    • #3
      Re: Network Printer Does not Redirect in RDP Session

      This may be of use to you
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302361

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      • #4
        Re: Network Printer Does not Redirect in RDP Session

        Useful article, The_JinJ. I have never read that one before.

        Another option is to install the latest MSTSC.

        Microsoft Terminal Services Client version 6.0. It includes better printing support for IP printers and UNC (\\server\printer_name) printers.

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876

        Also be sure you heed Ossian's advice and make sure the work PC has the proper print drivers.

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        • #5
          Re: Network Printer Does not Redirect in RDP Session

          I suspect a problem with the ip addresses in use on both LAN segments and the VPN. Switch the printer to use LPT1 as the port and see if it redirects correctly. If it does then you'll have to do some investigating into the ip addresses.

          Are the ip addresses on the work LAN and the home LAN using the same subnet (192.168.1.0/24, etc., etc.)?

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          • #6
            Re: Network Printer Does not Redirect in RDP Session

            Originally posted by Michael19ave View Post
            One of my user has a multifunction Network printer on his home network...
            By default, RDP will only redirect COM, LPT, and USB ports. To redirect all other ports, including TCP/IP ports, you'll need to edit the registry.

            - Open regedit
            - Expand HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR
            - Add a DWORD value with the name of FilterQueueType
            - Modify the data to FFFFFFFF (eight "f"s)
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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            • #7
              Re: Network Printer Does not Redirect in RDP Session

              you can also try enabling the terminal services fall back driver. Here is a good article..

              http://www.msterminalservices.org/ar...-Printing.html

              the fall back drivers are based on pcl /ps versions of the deskjet 500 but can be changed to something more compatible by changing the registry:

              http://www.brianmadden.com/content/a...supports-color
              Stacey Smith
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