How To Manually Add a Redirected Client Printer Using Terminal Services

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This article describes how to manually add a client-attached printer to your Terminal Services session. The server you are connecting to may have Windows Printer Mapping disabled, but, you can still map your client LPT ports. In this scenario, you can gain access to your local printers after you manually add them.

Manually Adding a Client-attached Printer within a Terminal Services Client Session

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
  2. Double-click Add Printer.
  3. Click Local printer, click to clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.
  4. Under Port Selection, you see several ports named TSxxx. These are client mapped ports. Click the port that corresponds to your client computer's name and port, and then click Next.
  5. Continue to follow the instructions on your screen to complete the printer installation.

NOTE: This is workaround only for a currently running RDP session. The printer should be deleted after the session logoff.


Article ID: 243552 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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