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List printer in active directory on other side of VPN [message #156054] Tue, 09 June 2009 21:12 Go to next message
gerry  is currently offline gerry  United States
Messages: 20
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
Sorry if this is in the wrong group.

We are running Windows Server 2003 with AD. We have a remote office that
is connected to the main office via a VPN.

The main office uses a network address range of
192.168.0.x

The remote office uses a network address range of
172.16.x.x

Most of the work in the remote office is done using remote desktop to
applications using terminal services and we need to print back to the
remote office from the TS sessions.

I've looked around for ways to do this, but I think that I lack enough
understanding of what I am trying to do to even being searching
productively on what I need to accomplish.

Anyone have any pointers?
RE: List printer in active directory on other side of VPN [message #156059 is a reply to message #156054] Tue, 09 June 2009 22:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vdz  is currently offline vdz
Messages: 50
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi Gerry,

Since I have similar network with you, and I am able to print from TS to a
remote office printer.

At the remote office I am assuming that you have a shared printer and listed
in the directory. If you have not done it, please go under properties,
Sharing, and check the box "List in the directory".
From TS session you just add a new printer as normal you'd do, and choose
the one at your remote office.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

"Gerry" wrote:

> Sorry if this is in the wrong group.
>
> We are running Windows Server 2003 with AD. We have a remote office that
> is connected to the main office via a VPN.
>
> The main office uses a network address range of
> 192.168.0.x
>
> The remote office uses a network address range of
> 172.16.x.x
>
> Most of the work in the remote office is done using remote desktop to
> applications using terminal services and we need to print back to the
> remote office from the TS sessions.
>
> I've looked around for ways to do this, but I think that I lack enough
> understanding of what I am trying to do to even being searching
> productively on what I need to accomplish.
>
> Anyone have any pointers?
>
Re: List printer in active directory on other side of VPN [message #156087 is a reply to message #156054] Wed, 10 June 2009 08:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
anthony  is currently offline anthony  United Kingdom
Messages: 288
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Gerry,
This is an interesting one, as there are several ways to do it. You can:
1) print to the client redirected printer. This is a printer showing in the
TS session which is a virtual representation of the printer in the user's
own desktop
2) print from the TS session to the shared printer at the user's local site
print server
3) set up a print server local to the Terminal servers and share the printer
at the user's site.

For 1) you just check the option in the RDP client to map the printer. The
advantage of this is that the user will probably be able to print even when
they move to different locations (like over VPN) and you don't know the
details of the printer. The disadvantage is that the TS server needs to find
a matching driver. Also, the print job goes down the RDP channel and so
contends for bandwidth.

For 2) the user just maps their local shared printer in their TS session,
i.e they set up a printer on the print server in network 172.16.x.x. The
advantage is that you don't need to set anything up. The disadvantage is
that you don't control the drivers. The TS server needs to obtain a driver.
By default it will try to download it from the remote print server. It may
not be able to obtain the driver, or the driver may not be terminal services
compatible

For 3) you set up all the printers that users will print to from TS, on a TS
print server. That way you get to control the drivers and settings. You can,
for example, set a lower resolution so that less bandwidth is required. The
user prints to the shared printer on the print server. The print server
sends a print job to the printer outside the RDP channel, so the RDP session
is not slowed. You can use QOS to prioritise RDP over printing, so when
users print a large print job they don't slow up everyone else's RDP.

Hope that helps,
Anthony
http://www.airdesk.com



"Gerry" <gerryf19@removecomcast.net> wrote in message
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> Sorry if this is in the wrong group.
>
> We are running Windows Server 2003 with AD. We have a remote office that
> is connected to the main office via a VPN.
>
> The main office uses a network address range of
> 192.168.0.x
>
> The remote office uses a network address range of
> 172.16.x.x
>
> Most of the work in the remote office is done using remote desktop to
> applications using terminal services and we need to print back to the
> remote office from the TS sessions.
>
> I've looked around for ways to do this, but I think that I lack enough
> understanding of what I am trying to do to even being searching
> productively on what I need to accomplish.
>
> Anyone have any pointers?
Re: List printer in active directory on other side of VPN [message #156133 is a reply to message #156087] Wed, 10 June 2009 19:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gerry  is currently offline gerry  United States
Messages: 20
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
Thanks for the instructions


I always thought number 1 was all I had to do, but it wasn't working
before.

We had a hardware firewall at the main office but we were waiting for
the second hardware firewall to be delivered. The company provides a
software solution for small setups and remote users and we were using that.

I just thought I had it wrong so I thought I would inquire here. I was
banging my head against the wall with that stupid software client for
two weeks after getting into the office.

When I set up the hardware firewall today, I was able to use the #1
solution you provided and it works as expected. For whatever reason, the
software client was interfering with the printer redirect.

Once again, thanks!
Re: List printer in active directory on other side of VPN [message #156134 is a reply to message #156087] Wed, 10 June 2009 19:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gerry  is currently offline gerry  United States
Messages: 20
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
Thanks for the instructions


I always thought number 1 was all I had to do, but it wasn't working
before.

We had a hardware firewall at the main office but we were waiting for
the second hardware firewall to be delivered. The company provides a
software solution for small setups and remote users and we were using that.

I just thought I had it wrong so I thought I would inquire here. I was
banging my head against the wall with that stupid software client for
two weeks after getting into the office.

When I set up the hardware firewall today, I was able to use the #1
solution you provided and it works as expected. For whatever reason, the
software client was interfering with the printer redirect.

Once again, thanks!
Re: List printer in active directory on other side of VPN [message #156145 is a reply to message #156134] Wed, 10 June 2009 21:40 Go to previous message
anthony  is currently offline anthony
Messages: 288
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
OK, that's good,
Anthony,
http://www.airdesk.com

"Gerry" <gerryf19@removecomcast.net> wrote in message
news:4A303BC5.4080707@removecomcast.net...
> Thanks for the instructions
>
>
> I always thought number 1 was all I had to do, but it wasn't working
> before.
>
> We had a hardware firewall at the main office but we were waiting for the
> second hardware firewall to be delivered. The company provides a software
> solution for small setups and remote users and we were using that.
>
> I just thought I had it wrong so I thought I would inquire here. I was
> banging my head against the wall with that stupid software client for two
> weeks after getting into the office.
>
> When I set up the hardware firewall today, I was able to use the #1
> solution you provided and it works as expected. For whatever reason, the
> software client was interfering with the printer redirect.
>
> Once again, thanks!
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