Local Print During Remote Desktop Access

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Scenario:

I am running Windows XP Pro and using a Lexmark X6170 multifunction printer
on USB001.

I have access to my firm's network via Remote Desktop.

Despite checking "Printers" on the Local Resources tab during Remote Desktop
connection process, I cannot print locally. Nor, having logged on, can I
use Start > Printers & Faxes > Add A Printer to add my local printer to the
network, as the necessary options are ghosted.

Yes, I have looked at Microsoft KB Article 302361, but it is not relevant
since I AM using a printer on a port that begins with "USB."

Even my firm's techies seem a bit uncertain.

Any ideas? TIA
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Lexmark printers tend to be a bit iffy due to their drivers...

    Do you have the driver software installed on this machine?
    ---
    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

    Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    be answered depending on time availability....

    Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    Windows Network Technology Community -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/centers/networking/default.mspx
    Windows Home Networking Community -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/communities/wireless.mspx

    On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 20:09:57 -0500, "Josh Frankel"
    <josh@spammenot.modgriff.com> wrote:

    >Scenario:
    >
    >I am running Windows XP Pro and using a Lexmark X6170 multifunction printer
    >on USB001.
    >
    >I have access to my firm's network via Remote Desktop.
    >
    >Despite checking "Printers" on the Local Resources tab during Remote Desktop
    >connection process, I cannot print locally. Nor, having logged on, can I
    >use Start > Printers & Faxes > Add A Printer to add my local printer to the
    >network, as the necessary options are ghosted.
    >
    >Yes, I have looked at Microsoft KB Article 302361, but it is not relevant
    >since I AM using a printer on a port that begins with "USB."
    >
    >Even my firm's techies seem a bit uncertain.
    >
    >Any ideas? TIA
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    One of my firm's techies has now installed the driver so that my home
    printer appears as an option under Printers & Faxes (port TS001) while I'm
    logged in
    using Remote Desktop.

    Now, however, when I try to print using the Lexmark, everything appears to
    go smoothly until I get an error message having to do with an communications
    problem between the PC and the printer.

    I'm trying to find a knowledgeable Lexmark geek to figure out exactly what's
    going on.

    "Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" <jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com> wrote
    in message news:o5q6t0d5hqb2kigsdh10e0jg557rb03cul@4ax.com...
    > Lexmark printers tend to be a bit iffy due to their drivers...
    >
    > Do you have the driver software installed on this machine?
    > ---
    > Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking MVP)
    > jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >
    > Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    > of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    > be answered depending on time availability....
    >
    > Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    > http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    > Windows Network Technology Community -
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/centers/networking/default.mspx
    > Windows Home Networking Community -
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/communities/wireless.mspx
    >
    > On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 20:09:57 -0500, "Josh Frankel"
    > <josh@spammenot.modgriff.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Scenario:
    >>
    >>I am running Windows XP Pro and using a Lexmark X6170 multifunction
    >>printer
    >>on USB001.
    >>
    >>I have access to my firm's network via Remote Desktop.
    >>
    >>Despite checking "Printers" on the Local Resources tab during Remote
    >>Desktop
    >>connection process, I cannot print locally. Nor, having logged on, can I
    >>use Start > Printers & Faxes > Add A Printer to add my local printer to
    >>the
    >>network, as the necessary options are ghosted.
    >>
    >>Yes, I have looked at Microsoft KB Article 302361, but it is not relevant
    >>since I AM using a printer on a port that begins with "USB."
    >>
    >>Even my firm's techies seem a bit uncertain.
    >>
    >>Any ideas? TIA
    >>
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Lexmark printers are one of the few that have problems with printer
    redirection, unfortunately...
    ---
    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

    Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    be answered depending on time availability....

    Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    Windows Network Technology Community -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/centers/networking/default.mspx
    Windows Home Networking Community -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/communities/wireless.mspx

    On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 12:26:43 -0500, "Josh Frankel"
    <josh@spammenot.modgriff.com> wrote:

    >One of my firm's techies has now installed the driver so that my home
    >printer appears as an option under Printers & Faxes (port TS001) while I'm
    >logged in
    >using Remote Desktop.
    >
    >Now, however, when I try to print using the Lexmark, everything appears to
    >go smoothly until I get an error message having to do with an communications
    >problem between the PC and the printer.
    >
    >I'm trying to find a knowledgeable Lexmark geek to figure out exactly what's
    >going on.
    >
    >"Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" <jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com> wrote
    >in message news:o5q6t0d5hqb2kigsdh10e0jg557rb03cul@4ax.com...
    >> Lexmark printers tend to be a bit iffy due to their drivers...
    >>
    >> Do you have the driver software installed on this machine?
    >> ---
    >> Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking MVP)
    >> jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >>
    >> Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    >> of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    >> be answered depending on time availability....
    >>
    >> Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    >> http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    >> Windows Network Technology Community -
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/centers/networking/default.mspx
    >> Windows Home Networking Community -
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/communities/wireless.mspx
    >>
    >> On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 20:09:57 -0500, "Josh Frankel"
    >> <josh@spammenot.modgriff.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Scenario:
    >>>
    >>>I am running Windows XP Pro and using a Lexmark X6170 multifunction
    >>>printer
    >>>on USB001.
    >>>
    >>>I have access to my firm's network via Remote Desktop.
    >>>
    >>>Despite checking "Printers" on the Local Resources tab during Remote
    >>>Desktop
    >>>connection process, I cannot print locally. Nor, having logged on, can I
    >>>use Start > Printers & Faxes > Add A Printer to add my local printer to
    >>>the
    >>>network, as the necessary options are ghosted.
    >>>
    >>>Yes, I have looked at Microsoft KB Article 302361, but it is not relevant
    >>>since I AM using a printer on a port that begins with "USB."
    >>>
    >>>Even my firm's techies seem a bit uncertain.
    >>>
    >>>Any ideas? TIA
    >>>
    >>
    >
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