Forwarding Network Printer via RDP (net use help) Tags: VPN Printers Windows Vista Windows XP Networking Last response: August 27, 2011 1:45 AM in Networking Share bdubs85 August 13, 2011 3:24:10 AM i'm having a real issue getting a network Brother MFC-J615W multifunction printer to forward through RDP (using net use) to a windows XP VM from a Vista desktop. So far, i've done all i know to do to get the printer forwarded: I've shared the original printer in vista as "brother1" created new printer in vista using LPT2, called it "remote" opened a cmd prompt, typed in "net use lpt2: \\vistapcname\brother1 /persistent:yes" received a "successful" reply connected to the XP VM thru RDP and see all the other printers available on the Vista desktop (printer sharing *is* enabled in the RDP connection profile) (i've also installed the printer drivers on the Win2008 server and the XP VM) any ideas? More about : forwarding network printer rdp net Reply to bdubs85 bdubs85 August 20, 2011 1:17:56 AM bongoyoyo said:Can I rephrase your issue? Basically, you're trying to setup a printer as a network printer, share it and then add this printer into your XP VM which is running on your Vista desktop, correct? I have a vista desktop with a networked (tcp/ip based) printer at a home location. the vista desktop connects to a XP VM at a remote location. i'm having problems getting printer redirection to work so the vista desktop can print things from the XP VM to the home printer. Reply to bdubs85 m 0 l bdubs85 August 27, 2011 1:45:02 AM bongoyoyo said:Open Remote Desktop Connection, go to options > Local resouces > Local Devices & resources > tick the check box for printer. That is if you are using RDC version 6.1. The printer should be visible under Devices and Printers (Should say Printer Name (redirected) ) i've already done that long ago. Reply to bdubs85 m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Printing to shared 98 printer in RealWorld via NET USE LPT6 Forum Can I use an All-in-One printer via network ? Forum Net Use to map Network Printers premissions? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !