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Printer Redirection

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Policy settings in this node control printer configuration for Terminal Services sessions.

The full path of this node in the Group Policy Management Console is:

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection

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If you are using the Local Group Policy Editor, Policies is not part of the node path.

 

Name Explanation Requirements

Redirect only the default client printer

This policy setting allows you to specify whether the default client printer is the only printer redirected in Terminal Services sessions.

If you enable this policy setting, only the default client printer is redirected in Terminal Services sessions.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, all client printers are redirected in Terminal Services sessions.

At least Windows Server 2008

Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first

This policy setting allows you to specify whether the Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver is used first to install all client printers.

If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, the terminal server first tries to use the Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver to install all client printers. If for any reason the Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver cannot be used, a printer driver on the terminal server that matches the client printer is used. If the terminal server does not have a printer driver that matches the client printer, the client printer is not available for the Terminal Services session.

If you disable this policy setting, the terminal server tries to find a suitable printer driver to install the client printer. If the terminal server does not have a printer driver that matches the client printer, the server tries to use the Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver to install the client printer. If for any reason the Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver cannot be used, the client printer is not available for the Terminal Services session.

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If the Do not allow client printer redirection policy setting is enabled, the Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first policy setting is ignored.

At least Windows Server 2008

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