Redirected Printers

Printers show up as "Redirected", what does this mean?  When opening the ProjectWise InterPlot Error Logging utility, a message is recevied that Error logging cannot be set for redirected printers.

Terminal Services provides printer redirection, which routes printing jobs from a server to a printer that is attached to a client computer or to a shared printer that is available to the client computer. When a user establishes a remote session with a terminal server, the redirected printer will be available to applications running in the remote session.

This can cause a problem when trying to access InterPlot Accounting/Error Logging.

To disable the Redirection for Windows printer on Windows 2008 server, do the following:

1. Logon Windows 2008 Server via an admin account.

2. Click Start -> Administrative Tools -> Terminal Service -> Terminal Service Configuration

3. Double Click the RDP-TCP in the "Connections" Section, Go to Client Settings.

4. In the Redirection section, Tick on Windows Printer to Disable the Redirection from client.

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731963(WS.10).aspx

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverprint/thread/ff87bd4c-8263-409e-9547-bc144157d612

See below if you have trouble finding the Terminal Service Configuration, see below.

1) Open the Terminal Services Configuration console (tsconfig.msc)
2) Double-click RDP-Tcp
3) On the Client Settings tab, select Windows Printer in order to disable printer redirection for all users

 

 

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