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Anonymous
May 4, 2005 12:07:15 AM

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Two XP Pro computers work fine using RD through D-Link DI-804HC
routers, except that Brother MFC-8220 printer using virtual USB port on
local computer is not available/redirected even after installation of
Brother drivers to LPT-1 on remote server.

Have searched for a solution without success. Any suggestions would be
appreciated.

Thanks.
Anonymous
May 4, 2005 1:40:24 PM

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Thanks. I did apply the article's registry modification before posting
my problem, even though it should not have been necessary give that the
Brother printer is operating on a USB port and not a DOT4 port. The
article's work around recommendation (using an LPT port) has not been
tried.
May 4, 2005 2:50:22 PM

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May this applies
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302361
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> Two XP Pro computers work fine using RD through D-Link DI-804HC
> routers, except that Brother MFC-8220 printer using virtual USB port on
> local computer is not available/redirected even after installation of
> Brother drivers to LPT-1 on remote server.
>
> Have searched for a solution without success. Any suggestions would be
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
>
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 3:34:42 AM

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In the hopes of saving my fellow space travelers hours, if not weeks
(as it was with me), of time and effort, here's the solution I have
finally found to address this troubling (but apparently not uncommon)
issue.

The following is an extrapolated and renumbered from the Microsoft KB
Article ID: 314073. On the local XP Pro machine to which your Brother
USB printer is physically connected, do the following:

1. Click Start, click Run, type control.exe in the Open box, and then
click Printers and Faxes.

2. Double-click Add a printer, and then click Next.

3. Click Local printer attached to this computer, and then click Next.

4. Click the same port that you used for the previous driver. Use the
drop-down list to select the USB port to which your printer is
attached.

5. Click Have Disk, and then type the name of the installation folder
for your updated driver. Or, assuming that it's not out of date, you
can obtain the drivers directly from your original installation CD.

6. Continue with Setup.

You may have to use a name variation to avoid duplication with the
pre-existing Brother icon in Printers and Faxes, but after using the
procedure above you can delete it.

My remote XP Pro server had the relevant Brother printer drivers
installed before implementing this procedure, so I cannot verify
whether their existence was an essential element or not. Other posts
say such drivers are necessary.

In any case, my local Brother printer is now redirected and is the
default printer in RD sessions to that remote XP Pro server.

Good luck to all.
!