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I am working on an issue for my church where our finance minister is working from home and remoting into the PC at church. When he goes to print he was (before his old printer was replaced) able to print to his home printer through the remote desktop connection. Since he has replaced the printer he is no longer able to do this. I have already verified that remote desktop connection is sharing all printers, drives, ports, and other resources. I can verify that I have this same issue from my office at work and from here at home. Does anyone have any idea how to get this working?
 

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Well, heres my only update thus far. I set my home printer to be on COM1 and share it as well. I then remoted into the other system and added a local printer using the COM1 port passed through the remote session. I printed a test page and it is sending the print job from the remote system to my system but then it just hangs in the print queue. After a few minute the print job just disappears from my print queue never to be seen again.
 

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I think you're pretty close with setting it to use a COM port and trying it that way. I'm surprised that didn't work.

Just to be clear, do you have the driver for your home printer installed on the computer you're remoting to? Also, what OS is everything running? We have this problem on servers at my company a lot. These commands may be different based on the version of the OS you're running, but our solution ended up being:
  • Make sure the drivers for the printer are installed on both computers.
  • Open Command Prompt on the computer you're remoting TO and run:
  • Cd C:\
  • CD \Windows\System32\Spool
  • cacls.exe Printers /e /g users:C
  • Restart the Print Spooler
  • try printing on the remote computer using the "Redirected" printer.
 

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Its been a while since I've had a chance to work on this but the person is just working from church so its not the end of the world. But what I had to leave it at last time was that I have to setup a DOT4 port on his home PC (winXP). When I share any ports from his home computer I can make it work at the church PC (Win7) but the print jobs stops on his home PC because the printer wont work on anything but the default Virtual USB port.

When I do it from my sig rig to the church PC it works, but my printer is on a DOT4 port and it is shared over a TSxxxx port on the remote system. The issue is that on WinXP there are no TSxxxx ports that are shared, so I am going to try setting up the DOT4 and sharing that. But to do that I will have to install the drivers for a DOT4.

In the short term there is also the workaround of using TeamViewer and transferring the file to the home PC to print there.
 
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