Terminal Server Printer redirection
When you use Remote Desktop Connection or the Terminal Services Client version 4.0 or 5.0 to connect to another Windows-based computer from a computer that is not running Windows Server 2003, your local printers may not be redirected. As a result, your local printers are not available in the remote desktop or terminal services session.
For example, if your Windows XP-based computer has a multifunction print device using a DOT4 port, it may not be redirected in a remote desktop session to a Windows 2000- or Windows Server 2003-based computer.
To resolve this problem on a computer that is not running Windows Server 2003, force all ports (including DOT4) on the client computer to be filtered for redirection. To do this, add a DWORD value named FilterQueueType to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR and set its value data to FFFFFFFF.
Follow these steps, and then quit Registry Editor:
|1.||Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.|
|2.||Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR
|3.||On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.|
|4.||Type FilterQueueType and then press ENTER.|
|5.||On the Edit menu, click Modify.|
|6.||Type FFFFFFFF, and then click OK.|
To work around this problem on a client computer that has a multifunction print device, change the port that the multifunction print device uses from DOT4 to an LPT port.
For example, to configure a multifunction print device to use an LPT port on a Windows XP-based computer, follow these steps:
|1.||InControl Panel, openPrinters and Faxes.|
|2.||Right-click the local printer that is not redirected, and then click Properties.|
|3.||Click the Ports tab, click an LPT port, and then click Apply.
The printer should now appear next to that port.
|4.||Close the Printer Properties window, and then reconnect by using Remote Desktop.|
Keywords: Terminal Services Remote Desktop Connection local printers