RDP w/ Local Network Printer on Remote Client

Posted: 03-12-2007, 06:03 AM
We are using Vista Business to remotely connect to XP and Server 2003 RDP
5.x and 6 clients.

On the local PC, we have a network printer that is connected via a standard
tcp/ip port along with a few other printers. We have the RDP client setup
to allow the remote client to print to the local printers. However, only
sometimes does the local printer show up on the remote machine. Also, never
does the local network printer shoe up on the remote machine.

That said, sometimes the ts000X printer ports will show as active. In that
situation, we can setup the proper print driver and play a guessing game
until we find the proper ts000X port. Durring that session, printing works
fine. However, on the next connect, the TS ports may be disconnected or
re-arranged, even when the client only has one printer.

Any suggestions would be apriciated. Thank you.

RDP w/ Local Network Printer on Remote Client


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Re: RDP w/ Local Network Printer on Remote Client
Posted: 03-12-2007, 03:35 PM
My printers were randomly showing up and at times refusing to install
despite being listed in the active directory. In my case the problem was
related to renaming my computer.

I had a mobo failure so I rebuilt the computer and re-installed Windows XP.
I gave the computer the same name it had under the old motherboard. After
doing so I could list my printers in the active directory but no one could
install them or even view their properties. Shutting off my firewalls made
no difference. On a hunch, I tried deleting the computer name from the
server directory. I expected it to discover the computer on next login and
re-add it. It refused to do so. I renamed the computer and everything got
happy again - no more printer problems.

Ric

"Rosewood" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> We are using Vista Business to remotely connect to XP and Server 2003 RDP
> 5.x and 6 clients.
>
> On the local PC, we have a network printer that is connected via a
> standard tcp/ip port along with a few other printers. We have the RDP
> client setup to allow the remote client to print to the local printers.
> However, only sometimes does the local printer show up on the remote
> machine. Also, never does the local network printer shoe up on the remote
> machine.
>
> That said, sometimes the ts000X printer ports will show as active. In
> that situation, we can setup the proper print driver and play a guessing
> game until we find the proper ts000X port. Durring that session, printing
> works fine. However, on the next connect, the TS ports may be
> disconnected or re-arranged, even when the client only has one printer.
>
> Any suggestions would be apriciated. Thank you.

Rosewood
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Re: RDP w/ Local Network Printer on Remote Client
Posted: 03-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Thank you but that has nothing to do with what I am doing.

"Presbyter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]..
> My printers were randomly showing up and at times refusing to install
> despite being listed in the active directory. In my case the problem was
> related to renaming my computer.
>
> I had a mobo failure so I rebuilt the computer and re-installed Windows
> XP. I gave the computer the same name it had under the old motherboard.
> After doing so I could list my printers in the active directory but no one
> could install them or even view their properties. Shutting off my
> firewalls made no difference. On a hunch, I tried deleting the computer
> name from the server directory. I expected it to discover the computer on
> next login and re-add it. It refused to do so. I renamed the computer
> and everything got happy again - no more printer problems.
>
> Ric
>
> "Rosewood" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]..
>> We are using Vista Business to remotely connect to XP and Server 2003 RDP
>> 5.x and 6 clients.
>>
>> On the local PC, we have a network printer that is connected via a
>> standard tcp/ip port along with a few other printers. We have the RDP
>> client setup to allow the remote client to print to the local printers.
>> However, only sometimes does the local printer show up on the remote
>> machine. Also, never does the local network printer shoe up on the
>> remote machine.
>>
>> That said, sometimes the ts000X printer ports will show as active. In
>> that situation, we can setup the proper print driver and play a guessing
>> game until we find the proper ts000X port. Durring that session,
>> printing works fine. However, on the next connect, the TS ports may be
>> disconnected or re-arranged, even when the client only has one printer.
>>
>> Any suggestions would be apriciated. Thank you.
>
>
 
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