Using a local printer with Remote Desktop #
Setup remote printing over RDP:
1. Install printer driver on remote machine
Unless the remote machine already has a driver for the local printer, you will need to install it:
Windows XP: Printers and Faxes > File > Server Properties > Drivers > Add
Windows 7: Administrative Tools > Print Management > Print Servers > computer name (local) > right click Drivers > Add Driver...
Once the driver has been added, log off the remote machine
2. Enable printer access in client PC's Remote Desktop Connection
Remote Desktop Connection > Options > Local Resources > check "Printers" under Local Devices > Connect. The local printer becomes the default for programs running on the remote desktop.
/windows | Feb 10, 2010
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