Terminal Server Printing


Derek Daly

Can any one help on this one please:-

We have a Windows 2000SBS server and a Windows 2003 Server. The Windows 2003
is set up as a terminal server in application mode.

we are running a Windows accounts system on it which euns fine (Pegasus
Opera) except when it comes to printing. It appears that it is running as a
dos program as it trys to write directly to LPT1.

If I am the administrator I can share the locally attached printer and map
using net use LPT1 to the locally attached printer, however when I am logged
on as a user i can not share the printer, even if the user is in the printer
operators group.

The people using T/S are connecting over the internet using a public I/P

As an ordinary user how can I do the following:-

1). Share the printer which is created on logon eg \\termserv\ts006
2). automate the net use as the session number of the printer can change
everytime the user logs on.
3). Connect another user to the printer for both DOS and Windows.

I am looking at kixtart but have no experience in programing in it does
anyone have any scripts which share a printer and map an lpt port to it that
I can modify.

Thanks in advance




Hi there,

I'm not sure if this will help but within our company we
use an ad-on product called "screwdrivers" by tricerat
software (www.tricerat.com) This product is great. it
allows you to print in terminal server session to the
local printer installed on the client machine. no more
having printer drivers on the server. Also, you just
install the printer on the local machine as you nornmally
would (no unc or mapping) and it works. It works with all
printers and connection types (local LPT and networked
printers) The printing request is sent directly to the
client machine printer. We have been using if for a
while now with no problems. they have a 30 day trial
download. You may want to check it out.

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