How to redirect the default printer of a Terminal Services client to a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server session
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How to modify the registry to configure default printer redirection on a Terminal Services clientImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
To configure default printer redirection on a Terminal Services client, add the RedirectDefaultPrinterOnlyregistry entry to the Windows registry. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
- In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:Note To configure default printer redirection for only the current user, locate and then click the following registry subkey instead:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDRHKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type RedirectDefaultPrinterOnly, and then press ENTER.
- Double-click RedirectDefaultPrinterOnly, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Note Type 0 in the Value data box to disable the registry entry. Setting the value data to 0 turns off default printer redirection.
- On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
Article ID: 911913 - Last Review: 03/26/2007 18:07:47 - Revision: 3.6
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