TS Printers showing up all over the place


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Guest

I'm setting up my first TS on W2K3 and I am having this one problem with
printers. The client PCs are local. They are using network printers which
have been set up on the server. This server is also the Terminal Server. They
need to run one application as a TS client which works just fine. The problem
is that when they go to print and need to select a printer to go to, they are
being presented with a list of printers as long as my arm. They are seeing
the printers on the server along with all the redirected printers through TS.
Since they have no local printers, they do not need to see all these
redirected printers. Removing the printers from the local PCs is not an
option. How do I prevent redirected printers from being displayed? Thanks for
any help in advance.
 
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Vera Noest [MVP]

Remove your users from the Power User (or worse: Administrators)
group.
Normal users do not see other clients redirected printers, only
their own redirected printer + all printers that you installed for
them on the Terminal Server.
If your users are Power Users or Administrators, you have far
worse problems than too many printers showing in the brows list.

If you made them Administrators because the application wouldn't
run otherwise, then I would download FileMon and RegMon from
http://www.sysinternals.com/. Run them as administrator on the
console of the server, start a TS session as a normal user and try
to run the application.

FileMon and RegMon will show you all "access denied" errors
that occur, so that you can give your users the necessary
permissions on a file-to file or Registry subkey basis.
 
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Guest

Thanks Vera! You know, sometimes the easiest solutions seen to get
overlooked. Although none of the users are administrators, some of them are
power users which I had forgotten.
 

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