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Anonymous
September 19, 2005 9:38:05 AM

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We are connecting Windows XP-Pro and Windows 2K to a Remote Desktop (via
Netmotion) and everything is working fine except we cannot print locally.
We have enabled the local printing & ports from the Remote Desktop options.
There are no firewalls interferring. I can ping the local machine from the
Remote Desktop.

"Adding a printer" in the remote session does not offer the local printer.

Any ideas/suggestions what to look for?

Thanks

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Anonymous
September 20, 2005 1:12:03 AM

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"Steve B" <bergtest2003@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> We are connecting Windows XP-Pro and Windows 2K to a Remote Desktop (via
> Netmotion) and everything is working fine except we cannot print locally.
> We have enabled the local printing & ports from the Remote Desktop
options.
> There are no firewalls interferring. I can ping the local machine from
the
> Remote Desktop.
>
> "Adding a printer" in the remote session does not offer the local printer.
>
> Any ideas/suggestions what to look for?
>
> Thanks
>
>

Many multifunction printers are not suitable for operation under
Remote Desktop - see here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q302361
Sometimes you can get around the problem by installing the printer
driver both on the host and on the remote machine.

Your first step should always be to to a "pretend" installation:
Install an "innocent" printer driver such as an HP LJ4L on the
remote, then see if it visible under RDP. If it is then your problem
is caused by the multi-function printer you're trying to use. If it is
invisible then you must enable printing under RDP.
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 1:12:04 AM

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Forgot to mention...
When attempting to add a printer, "local" is not even available! The only
thing available is networked printers and since we're connected to a domain,
it's not possible to browse our local workgroup.

Aside, if local disks are made available for the session, they appear while
browsing via remote but the are not accessible "no permission" and path not
found...

Any further thoughts?
Thanks


"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Steve B" <bergtest2003@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23uv81YQvFHA.2348@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> We are connecting Windows XP-Pro and Windows 2K to a Remote Desktop (via
>> Netmotion) and everything is working fine except we cannot print locally.
>> We have enabled the local printing & ports from the Remote Desktop
> options.
>> There are no firewalls interferring. I can ping the local machine from
> the
>> Remote Desktop.
>>
>> "Adding a printer" in the remote session does not offer the local
>> printer.
>>
>> Any ideas/suggestions what to look for?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>
> Many multifunction printers are not suitable for operation under
> Remote Desktop - see here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q302361
> Sometimes you can get around the problem by installing the printer
> driver both on the host and on the remote machine.
>
> Your first step should always be to to a "pretend" installation:
> Install an "innocent" printer driver such as an HP LJ4L on the
> remote, then see if it visible under RDP. If it is then your problem
> is caused by the multi-function printer you're trying to use. If it is
> invisible then you must enable printing under RDP.
>
>
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 5:29:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I recommend that you perform your initial tests under the
"administrator" account so that you don't have to battle
permission issues at the same time.


"Steve B" <bergtest2003@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Forgot to mention...
> When attempting to add a printer, "local" is not even available! The only
> thing available is networked printers and since we're connected to a
domain,
> it's not possible to browse our local workgroup.
>
> Aside, if local disks are made available for the session, they appear
while
> browsing via remote but the are not accessible "no permission" and path
not
> found...
>
> Any further thoughts?
> Thanks
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:e5fy4rQvFHA.1988@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >
> > "Steve B" <bergtest2003@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23uv81YQvFHA.2348@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> We are connecting Windows XP-Pro and Windows 2K to a Remote Desktop
(via
> >> Netmotion) and everything is working fine except we cannot print
locally.
> >> We have enabled the local printing & ports from the Remote Desktop
> > options.
> >> There are no firewalls interferring. I can ping the local machine from
> > the
> >> Remote Desktop.
> >>
> >> "Adding a printer" in the remote session does not offer the local
> >> printer.
> >>
> >> Any ideas/suggestions what to look for?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Many multifunction printers are not suitable for operation under
> > Remote Desktop - see here:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q302361
> > Sometimes you can get around the problem by installing the printer
> > driver both on the host and on the remote machine.
> >
> > Your first step should always be to to a "pretend" installation:
> > Install an "innocent" printer driver such as an HP LJ4L on the
> > remote, then see if it visible under RDP. If it is then your problem
> > is caused by the multi-function printer you're trying to use. If it is
> > invisible then you must enable printing under RDP.
> >
> >
>
>
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