Saturday, February 17, 2007

Bring local network printers to your terminal server

So you have got a local network printer (Jetdirect, LPD, IP printing) which you would like to use on your terminal server? Here's a quick and dirty solution.

Enable File and printer sharing Share the local network printer Create a local printer on a free LTP port, say LPT3:, with the same drivers as the local network printer Open a command box and type net use LPT3: \\computername\sharename Test to see if the printer is added in your terminal server You need to be an admin on the terminal server to install new drivers. The "net use" should be persistent but if it doesn't work you might want to add a script in your startup folder.

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