Slow Printing via Terminal Services

July 8, 2005 at 12:26:30
Specs: Win 2003, XEON 2 GB RAM

Hello Folks, I'm well experienced with networks/computers and was wondering if people could give me some advice.

My main office is located in New York and I am in Los Angeles and the NY office setup a 2003 server so that we can use terminal services. We in LAX are using Winterm3125SE machines to connect to the terminal server.

Here in LAX we have a sonicwall router and our local lan is 10.0.2.x and the NY local lan is 10.0.0.x. The NY office also has a sonicwall and we have setup a VPN so that our networks are connected.

The problem lies in the printing. We have a Linksys ESPX3 printserver at and we have a Laserjet 2300 hooked up to this. In the windows 2003 server in new york they setup a TCP/IP printer for the correct port and everything works. HOWEVER, it is EXTREMELY slow since the information must be sent from NY to our LAX printer, and especially when we're printing PDF files which are large the print Job is 10 MB and it's taking 10+ minutes and the printer is being occupied all the while.

Anybody have any suggestions? I'd appreciate any help!

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July 8, 2005 at 12:47:22

I dont know that there will be anything you can do about it. You might be able to edit the environment path on the Terminal Server to reflect the printers but, I dont know that it would help that much if at all.

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July 9, 2005 at 06:02:56

Printing from a thin client over Terminal Services is always slower than printing from a normal PC. Printing over a WAN connection is always slower than sending a print job to a local printer.

You're doing both at the same time. Need I say more?

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