Printers That Use Ports That Do Not Begin With COM, LPT, or USB Are Not Redirected in a Remote Desktop or Terminal Services Session
Problem description When you use Remote Desktop Connection or the Terminal Services Client version 4.0, 5.0 or 6.0 to connect to another Windows-based computer from a computer, your local printers may not be redirected. As a result, your local printers are not available in the remote desktop or terminal services session.
This Fix it Solution automates enabling FilterQueueType which enables all ports on the client to be redirected..
This solution does NOT work for Vista computers.
The listing in the KB states that this will work for Vista, but it does not.
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