Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Mapping Printers on Terminal Servers in Technical; Hi,
How do you guys map your printers on your Remote Desktop / Terminal Servers using a rooms of thinclients ...
4th July 2011, 10:44 AM #1
Mapping Printers on Terminal Servers
How do you guys map your printers on your Remote Desktop / Terminal Servers using a rooms of thinclients please?
I use a logon script made by @Ric_ i have also had a quick glance at Terminal Session Targeting. I just want to see what other people use in production.
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4th July 2011, 11:01 AM #2
manually add the printers to the rdp server
4th July 2011, 11:33 AM #3
A really nice feature of GPP is that you can deploy printers using that and client name etc, makes management simpler by a mile.
4th July 2011, 01:00 PM #4
...you can also directly connect networked printer to the thin clients (in a TCP/IP sense!). In this scenario the terminal sees the networked printer as its local printer. (so uses standard "printer re-direction").
This has the added benefit that the print data comes down the RDP connection, so benefits from RDPs data compression.
It also means terminal A will always default to printer A, regardless of user - which may or may not be a good thing !
4th July 2011, 01:06 PM #5
Ric's script here, set as a startup item on the three Terminal servers. I never got it working via GPP, and if I recall right (was a while ago!) I had MS take a look and they had no luck either....
4th July 2011, 02:16 PM #6
Take a look at: Tip: Use Group Policy Preferences to deploy printers to terminal server clients
Originally Posted by joe90bass
There was a patch for 2008 etc that fixed a targeting bug, I used them for all the TS printer stuff without issue after that patch.
Thanks to ZeroHour from:
joe90bass (4th July 2011)
4th July 2011, 02:20 PM #7
Make sure you install the patch KB981504 or terminal session targeting won't work. I have found it very handy once it was working though and sure beats a login script.
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