TS Printing via USB printer on Notebook


Nancy Shelgren

Our terminal server is running 2000 server. Remote user
is using a Dell Inspiron notebook (XP Professional) w/only
a USB port for (HP 1012) printer connection. She can print
locally but not when she's connected to the terminal
server running its programs. Only work-around to date
(from Dell and HP tech support) is to buy 1. a docking
station for her notebook with both USB and parallel ports
and 2. an HP (1300) with parallel port capability. (We
have other remote users with printers connected through
parallel ports who have no printing problems)

Any less expensive (software) solutions?

Vera Noest [MVP]

Does the printer installation loaclly create a port called DOT4?
If so, then this should solve the problem:

302361 - Printers That Use Ports That Do Not Begin With COM, LPT,
or USB Are Not Redirected in a Remote Desktop or Terminal Services

Check the EventLog on the TS as well, you might have to map the
printer driver to a native driver on the server to make
autocreation of the printer work.

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