Can't print from Remote to Local

April 18, 2006 at 22:53:21
Specs: Win xp pro, P4/512
I have win xp workstation. Using xp built- in VPN, I connect to remote PIX Firewall. Once I am connected, I use RDP to connect to remote terminal server where all the applications are installed. Once connection is established thru RDP, I use the application called Insurance Pro from I can't print and also I can't print anything from that Remote Server (win 2003). My Printer is local and been shared out. It is connected with USB port. I can print locally and also I can print from internet. Please someone can tell me why I can't print anything from remote server to local printer. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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April 19, 2006 at 08:37:27
The problem is probably because you dont have your drivers installed on the Remote PC. Install them by going to the Printer and Faxes on the remote PC, clicking File - Server Properties. Click on the Drivers tab and click Add. Say that you Have Disk and point to the driver. Once the driver is installed, reconnect to the Remote PC. Make sure that your RDP - options - Local Resources - Printers check box is checked. Then connect, everything should work.

Let me know if you need me to elaborate.


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April 20, 2006 at 14:49:39

I tried all that on 2 PCs with 2 Printers but did not do any good. Please let me know if you think of anything else might help.

With thanks and regards,

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April 22, 2006 at 12:27:26
Try this- this was taken from Microsoft's Knowledge Base. It will redirect ALL your ports on your local machine. If this doesn't work, im clueless :-/.

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type FilterQueueType, and then press ENTER.
5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
6. Type FFFFFFFF, and then click OK.
This enables all ports on the client to be redirected

Hope that helps!

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