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  • Sharing the redirected printer?

    I'm working with a remote office where there is a LaserJet printer attached to a desktop PC. The user at the desktop PC logs into the terminal server and that local printer is attached to the terminal server via the RDP client.

    We have other TS users at this office that need to print to this redirected printer so every morning, I have to log into the terminal server as Admin, locate the redirected printer in the Printers and Faxes list [HPLaserjet4000(from WK53) in Session 14](for example) and add Domain Users to the Security permissions so that the other TS users can see and print to that LaserJet.

    What do I need to change or do so that Domain Users are automatically permitted to access that locally attached printer?

  • #2
    Re: Sharing the redirected printer?

    The simple solution is to use a network attached printer. Even if you have USB printer etc., you add a Jet Print Server etc. (Cost ~120$).
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: Sharing the redirected printer?

      Thanks for your reply. The problem is that this is a shared office space and we're limited as to what we can do with the network. The hospital that rents the space to us provides the desktop and printer. All of the other PC's are wireless laptops using a public wireless internet connection to reach our terminal server.

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      • #4
        Re: Sharing the redirected printer?

        I cant belive thay you dont have a small place for a network print server:

        http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...72-236253.html

        Please look on it size...
        Best Regards,

        Yuval Sinay

        LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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        • #5
          Re: Sharing the redirected printer?

          Umm... Why not share it locally and add it to the workstations that need it. Then they'll be able to print to it from their TS session.

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          • #6
            Re: Sharing the redirected printer?

            Thanks for the replies.
            Joe, because we serve 9 offices and staff move around all the time, we have to allow staff to be able to access all of the printers in the practice. Add to this another layer of complexity in that there are some old applications that still run on two old Windows 2000 terminal servers that conflict with the apps on our 2003 servers, we only allow a handful of "front desk staff" access to printer redirection since a staff member on a 2003 server that logs into the 2000 Terminal server with printer redirection enabled, maps 50+ printers from his or her session to the 2000 TS.

            Now... Joe and Yuval... maybe I'm missing something.

            As I said, the printer is connected to a hardwire PC on the hospital's network. (172.16.xxx.xxx) It took 3 months to get the national company to allow our RDP connection through their security policies to our terminal server. The other workstations are all wireless laptops connecting through a 192.168.8.xxx wireless internet connection that has no connection to the hospital's network. If we installed a "small network printer" it would have to be on the wireless network, we would have to allow printer redirection for ALL of the staff that may end up at this remote office (a big problem when they "Server hop") and now we have a printer to support at an office that we only occupy two half-days per week.

            What am I missing? I really didn't think this would be such a difficult solution .

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            • #7
              Re: Sharing the redirected printer?

              Design issue... First of all, wireless usually doesn’t offer security according to HIPPA etc. so this a law issue first.
              Second, you can setup a local printer on the TS Server, point it to the printer IP. Then setup a security group that allowed access to this printer.
              You can use other model of course, like: set its computer to use local printer that print to the printer IP. Verity that the TS use the printer driver (signed by MS) and then the printer mapping will work.
              Best Regards,

              Yuval Sinay

              LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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