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I have a printer (P2035n) that was recently set up on a small network downstairs. They print from the terminal server. I made sure to make it the default printer for all of those using it.

There is one woman whose computer continues to default back to the printer she used before (1022n). I am tempted to uninstall the 1022n driver as nobody on the server uses it, but since we are on a large network, there are many other printers there as well that 1) may be affected by this 2) her computer might default to.

She claims that every morning she needs to change the default printer and it will work all day. I went down to default it myself yesterday and the problem has occurred again this morning after she booted up.

Remember, she is not printing locally, but from the terminal server - though everyone downstairs with the new printer doesn't have a problem.

Ironically enough, another woman sitting next to me is also defaulting to an incorrect printer, though they are two completely unrelated printers.

Odd?

Any suggestions?
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can you uninstall that printer all together, or will other employees who access that terminal server need access?

perhaps because she is on the front end of the terminal server, her changes cannot be saved because she does not have administrator rights.
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can you uninstall that printer all together, or will other employees who access that terminal server need access?

perhaps because she is on the front end of the terminal server, her changes cannot be saved because she does not have administrator rights.
Thanks for the reply.

I can uninstall the 1022n as nobody on the network uses that printer anymore.

You could be right about the administrator privileges, but how do I go about setting that as the default printer on her username on the terminal server then?
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I havent used a terminal server in years, but it would have to be done from the the actual PC that is being accessed... as opposed to her user interface.

in our setup, users could not make any changes to the actual program or OS they were accessing... to prevent mistakes and mixups. is there an actual server PC that all of the users are accessing?
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Originally Posted by dutchgenius View Post
I havent used a terminal server in years, but it would have to be done from the the actual PC that is being accessed... as opposed to her user interface.

in our setup, users could not make any changes to the actual program or OS they were accessing... to prevent mistakes and mixups. is there an actual server PC that all of the users are accessing?
Yes, but how I don't want to set a default printer for the entire terminal server, only for this one user.

Any idea how to do that?

And any idea why another user is also having a defaulting printer issue with a completely different printer?
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found a couple of links that might help. they include solutions that are better for the pros to describe:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...9-a2bedd3a5f55

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...9-3aea8cea262c

the green highlighted posts represent solutions... it seems that you are not the only person experiencing this issue.
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Just a suggestion. While reading through those sites you linked to me dutch, I came across this possible solution.

The local computer was set to bring over local resources: printers. However, the local computer didn't have the P2035n installed on it. It just had the 1022n, which it kept defaulting to. I installed the P2035n on the local computer and defaulted it. Hopefully it will carry over and remain as the default.

I will find out tomorrow if this is the issue.

Would it still default as the 1022n if I turned off resource sharing? I feel like I shouldn't have to install the printer on both the local and terminal network for it to be the default, you know? Or maybe it was just set up wrong?

Any smart person know?
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