Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a terminal server that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • A client computer makes a terminal server session to the terminal server. The client computer redirects a printer to the terminal server session by using the Terminal Service Easy Print feature.

  • You use the redirected printer to print a Microsoft Office Excel worksheet. The Width property and Height property of the worksheet are set to the 1 page value.

    Note You can find the drop-down lists for the Width property and for the Height property under the Page Layout tab.

In this scenario, the scaling of the printout is incorrect. Additionally, many pages that have only a single cell of the worksheet may be printed.


For more information about the Terminal Service Easy Print feature, see the More information section.

Cause

This issue occurs because the Terminal Service Easy Print driver passes the DM_SCALE flag to Excel incorrectly. This behavior causes Excel to rely on incorrect scaling information from the Terminal Service Easy Print driver. Therefore, the scale of the printout is incorrect.

Note The Terminal Service Easy Print driver does not support the DM_SCALE flag.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.0.600
    1.
    22xxx

    Windows Server 2008

    SP1

    LDR

    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx

    Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Service branch

Tsprint-datafile.dat

Not applicable

389

01-Apr-2009

18:55

Not applicable

X86_TSP

Tsprint-pipelineconfig.xml

Not applicable

275

01-Apr-2009

18:55

Not applicable

X86_TSP

Tsprint.inf

Not applicable

4,700

08-Jan-2010

14:35

Not applicable

X86_TSP

Tsprint.dll

6.0.6001.22600

164,352

08-Jan-2010

17:19

x86

X86_TSP

Tsprint-datafile.dat

Not applicable

389

03-Apr-2009

20:45

Not applicable

X86_TSP

Tsprint-pipelineconfig.xml

Not applicable

275

03-Apr-2009

20:45

Not applicable

X86_TSP

Tsprint.inf

Not applicable

4,700

08-Jan-2010

14:32

Not applicable

X86_TSP

Tsprint.dll

6.0.6002.22306

164,352

08-Jan-2010

17:03

x86

X86_TSP

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Service branch

Tsprint-datafile.dat

Not applicable

389

01-Apr-2009

15:57

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint-pipelineconfig.xml

Not applicable

275

01-Apr-2009

15:57

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.inf

Not applicable

4,700

08-Jan-2010

14:35

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.dll

6.0.6001.22600

166,912

08-Jan-2010

17:43

x64

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint-datafile.dat

Not applicable

389

03-Apr-2009

20:41

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint-pipelineconfig.xml

Not applicable

275

03-Apr-2009

20:41

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.inf

Not applicable

4,700

08-Jan-2010

14:31

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.dll

6.0.6002.22306

166,912

08-Jan-2010

17:17

x64

AMD64_TSP

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Service branch

Tsprint-datafile.dat

Not applicable

389

01-Apr-2009

15:57

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint-pipelineconfig.xml

Not applicable

275

01-Apr-2009

15:57

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.inf

Not applicable

4,700

08-Jan-2010

14:35

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.dll

6.0.6001.22600

166,912

08-Jan-2010

17:43

x64

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint-datafile.dat

Not applicable

389

03-Apr-2009

20:41

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint-pipelineconfig.xml

Not applicable

275

03-Apr-2009

20:41

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.inf

Not applicable

4,700

08-Jan-2010

14:31

Not applicable

AMD64_TSP

Tsprint.dll

6.0.6002.22306

166,912

08-Jan-2010

17:17

x64

AMD64_TSP

Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes

Important Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Tsprint-datafile.dat

Not Applicable

389

10-Jun-2009

20:38

Not Applicable

Tsprint-pipelineconfig.xml

Not Applicable

275

10-Jun-2009

20:38

Not Applicable

Tsprint.dll

6.1.7600.20756

149,504

16-Jul-2010

10:50

x64

Workaround

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:

  • Do not use the Terminal Services Easy Print redirection feature. You can install a required printer driver on the terminal server, and then print an Excel worksheet by using that printer.

  • Use a Windows XPS Document Writer printer or a PDF printer to print the Excel worksheet to a file. Then, open and print this file.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about the Terminal Services Easy Print feature, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Information about the Terminal Service printingFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Update.mum

Not applicable

1,566

10-Jan-2010

07:48

Not applicable

X86_tsprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22600_none_6c7f8e575e6cea44.manifest

Not applicable

7,011

09-Jan-2010

19:39

Not applicable

X86_tsprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22306_none_6e6c01fb5b8dd772.manifest

Not applicable

7,011

09-Jan-2010

19:35

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Amd64_tsprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22600_none_c89e29db16ca5b7a.manifest

Not applicable

7,039

09-Jan-2010

19:36

Not applicable

Amd64_tsprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22306_none_ca8a9d7f13eb48a8.manifest

Not applicable

7,039

09-Jan-2010

18:50

Not applicable

Update.mum

Not applicable

1,576

10-Jan-2010

07:48

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Ia64_tsprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22600_none_6c81324d5e6af340.manifest

Not applicable

7,024

09-Jan-2010

19:30

Not applicable

Ia64_tsprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22306_none_6e6da5f15b8be06e.manifest

Not applicable

7,024

09-Jan-2010

19:10

Not applicable

Update.mum

Not applicable

1,570

10-Jan-2010

07:48

Not applicable

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_tsprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20756_none_c895ec407804bc21.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

3,456

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

11:40

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb979163~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,050

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

19:18

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb979163~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,824

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

19:18

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb979163_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,110

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

19:18

Platform

Not Applicable

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