ThinOS 9.1 Print redirection using Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

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  • #90626
    AvatarBT.GWA
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    Hi,

     

    Sorry if this has been posted before I did search but couldn’t find anything.

     

    I was wondering if anyone has any documentation on setting up remote printing using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Broker.

     

    My setup is:

     

    ThinOS 9.1

     

    Windows Server 2019 setup with a remote desktop gateway.

     

    I have the options enabled for “map printers” and “enable USB Redirection” but I cannot seem to get the Terminal Server to see the local printer.

     

    ThinOS can see the USB printer and can print a test page.

     

    Thanks in advance.

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    Open the Printer configuration on the system. Maybe you already see the attached printer there.
    Make sure that the string in “Printer Identification” is exactly (100% and case-sensitive) the same as the printer driver name on your Windows server (Printer properties – Advanced – Driver).

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    Thanks for the reply.

     

    What Printer class would you recommend using? PS, PCL4 or PCL5?

    The printer I am testing with is HP Officejet Pro 6230. Driver is installed on the server.

     

    I have the “map printers” option enabled in Admin Policy Tool. I couldn’t see much in the administation guide to explain the difference between “map printers” and “USB Redirection” options.

     

    I have managed to map a local USB disk drive so I can only presume it is a driver problem.

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Edit: also just to confirm, the string in “Printer Identification” is exactly the same as the printer driver name on the server (uppercase & lowercase characters etc)

     

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    Printer Class does not matter. You do not need to specify this.
    Do not use USB redirection for printers. Just use the standard printer mapping.

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    #95859
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    I am going to try a few different drivers until I can find one that works.

    I presume I need to have the printer installed to the windows sever to port LPT1? I don’t fully understand the logic of that but thats all I could find online on how the printer needs to be setup.

     

    I normally configure printers to their IP address but I am limited in this case as a VPN is not possible which is why I am using the gateway and hoping to get print mapping up and running.

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