Windows Server 2008 Thread, "Redirected printer" Stuck and WONT GO AWAY in Technical; Hi all,
I have an annoying issue where 2 printers just wont go away! If I try and remove them ...
19th October 2011, 12:24 PM #1
"Redirected printer" Stuck and WONT GO AWAY
I have an annoying issue where 2 printers just wont go away! If I try and remove them manually I get an access denied error, the only way I've found to get rid of them is to remove them from the registry and then restart the print spooler service.
Both have (redirected xx) in their names where xx is a number which increases whenever I remove them and they come back.
Help me get rid of these buggers!
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19th October 2011, 01:07 PM #2
I'm asuming your using remote desktop and the printers are on a server?
if this is the case ignore them. it's somthing to do with printers redirected related to the machine to used to remote desktop with. if you were logged on the server locally.( sat at the machine) then theses don't appear.
I beleive the feature is intended to allow you to print to your nearest printer from the machine your logged into remotely
Thanks to RageRiot from:
tommej (19th October 2011)
19th October 2011, 01:21 PM #3
This would be fine but they are setting as default (despite our printer script setting the actual mapped printer), and confusing kids as it gives an error when they try to print to them.
You are correct server 2008 terminal services.
19th October 2011, 02:10 PM #4
why are they using terminal services ? shouldn't be appearing at all unless your using terminal services?
do they login via terminal services ?
19th October 2011, 02:12 PM #5
Yes the kids are using thinclients to connect to our terminal services.
They get a single printer mapped by a powershell script at login.
19th October 2011, 02:19 PM #6
I think I've solved it. Found this:
Enabling Do not allow client printer redirection seems to have made them disappear. Neato!
19th October 2011, 02:41 PM #7
ahh that makes sense then. I don't have experience with thin clients. glad you solved it.
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