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Redirected printing through a Terminal Services session may not work with Windows 2000 SP3
Article ID: 328020 - View products that this article applies to.
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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
Time: 8:32:39 AM
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
Service pack informationTo 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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/ )How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack
Software update informationIn 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:
329170The 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.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329170/ )MS02-070: Flaw in SMB signing may permit Group Policy to be modified
Apply this hofix on the Terminal Server device.
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
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).
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.
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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server product
Article ID: 328020 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 6.2