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Terminal Services Client Printer redirection not working

Nov 12, 2008 11:25AM PST


I may be in the wrong forum here I'm sorry. I run a Win2K3 Terminal Server. i have set up a workstation box that runs the latest Kubuntu. I also have a Samsung ML-2010 printer. The printer driver loaded up OK & works fine as a local printer on the Kubuntu box.

The problem I have is I cannot see how or where to load the Linux driver on the Win2k3 Terminal Server so when I connect to the server the printer is visable & usable in Terminal session

What I did notice in the Terminal Services Client provided with Kubuntu there is only an option to connect the Local Hard Drive & not printers, clipboard & serial ports etc etc that can be found in the Windows Terminal Client software.

I don't know if I need another Linux client that has that printer checkbox or what. If so could someone recommend one that will do the job

Any help appreciated


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This is all I can offer.
Nov 12, 2008 9:56PM PST

1. Think of the terminal services 'terminal' as if you were on that other machine and not the linux box.
2. Now on that other box how do you connect to...
3. The printer you shared from the linux box?

Again, this is only how to think through the work. As there is so much written about sharing printers, samba and more I stop here.

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printer help
Nov 14, 2008 4:28PM PST

Printing in Terminal Services.

The driver you need on the server is the Windows w2k3 or XP driver.

You can simply install the printer on the server, it doesn't matter which port you assign it too as it is only the driver itself that is required when you come to printing at the remote client.

For the printer to be seen in the client session, the printer driver on the client MUST have EXACTLTY the same name as the driver used on the server.

This must be the most commonly asked TS question I get when supporting our range of Thin Clients.

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Printer help
Nov 14, 2008 4:30PM PST

I forgot one step - you need to export the printer to rdp using the driver name you used on the server

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Nov 15, 2008 9:49AM PST

Many thanks for your help. This is great but can anyone assist me with "renaming the driver" & "exporting to RDP" as outlined in the last post.


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Nov 15, 2008 10:41AM PST


I think I worked out renaming the printer. I just used gedit on the printer.conf files & in the printer the name changed to

the same as the printer name on the Win2K3 Server. I don't know what "export the printer " to RDP is

Many Thanks