Redirected printing through a Terminal Services session may not work with Windows 2000 SP3

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Symptoms

After you apply Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on a computer that is accessed by using Terminal Services, you may sporadically not be able to print to redirected local printers or a network printer if the document that is being printed is opened from a mapped network drive. However, you may be able to print from an administrator account. The document seems to be printed, but if you view the event log entry for the print job, you see that the UNC path of the mapped drive is added to the typical Terminal Services port. If you view the network folder that is the mapped network drive, you see a file that is named with the port number (in this case TS012). This is a sample event for such a print job:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: Print
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10
Date: 8/5/2002
Time: 8:32:39 AM
User: Domainname\User1
Computer: Server
Description:
Document 208, Microsoft Word - memo.doc owned by User1 was printed on HP DeskJet 550C Printer/User1/Session 12 via port \\server\share\folder\subfolder\TS012. Size in bytes: 0; pages printed: 1

Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack

Software update information

In addition to being included in the latest Windows 2000 service pack, this software update also ships in the MS02-070 security update. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
329170 MS02-070: Flaw in SMB signing may permit Group Policy to be modified
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   15-Aug-2002  22:23  5.0.2195.5950  381,712  Printui.dll      
   15-Aug-2002  22:23  5.0.2195.6019  114,448  Winspool.drv
   15-Aug-2002  22:23  5.0.2195.5996   54,544  Wlnotify.dll     
				
Apply this hofix on the Terminal Server device.

Workaround

To work around this problem without applying the hotfix, print the document from a UNC path instead of from a mapped drive. For example, if you typically print from drive M, which is mapped to a network share, print the document directly from the UNC path (\\servername\share).

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

More information

For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server product

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Article ID: 328020 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 7.0
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbtermserv kbwin2ksp4fix kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp4fix KB328020

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