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Printer redirection for RDP client side

Printer redirection for RDP client side

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clip_image002 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.

Solution Information

This Fix it Solution automates enabling FilterQueueType which enables all ports on the client to be redirected..

Comments
  • This solution does NOT work for Vista computers.

    The listing in the KB states that this will work for Vista, but it does not.

  • You get clear, step-by-step directions for installation, connections and configurations, plus troubleshooting advice on correcting typical hardware conflicts, annotated listings of common printer error codes and messages, a Web address directory of printer manufacturers, and more. Best of all, its compact, go-anywhere size makes it the perfect companion both on your desk or in your toolbox.

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