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USB printer rediecting in server 2003...

...why didn't Microsoft see this as an issue?



9:18 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been fighting a printing problem with server 2003 for a week now. Anyone who logs in via remote desktop who has a USB printer cannot print from my servers. (tried via the supplied RDP program w/ windows and via remote desktop web admin) I've done a lot of reading and everywhere I found says that USB printer redirecting is not supported in Server 2003. Why not?! MOST printers sold today are USB printers. What else is a remote desktop user likely to have? COM and Serial printers are the only kind that are supported! I can't even get my network printer to show up. I did find a workaround that made it possible to redirect to a USB printer for server 2000, but that fix does not work in 2003.

I've found some software I could load on the server to support printer redirection for USB printers but we can't spend THOUSANDS of dollars on printer software! We're a small business and we just need things to work!

Any suggestions would be MOST appreciated!


9:22 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)


10:15 pm on Jul 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Solved an issue I've been having for over a year. Thanks.


2:53 am on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I finally had the time to apply the tip above and it worked well for me. Thanks!

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