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Windows 7: How can you print to local printer in RDP from the local PC?

05 Aug 2014   #1
WonderBot

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How can you print to local printer in RDP from the local PC?

I have a user is on his personal Win 7 home PC with his Canon printer plugged in via USB. From his home PC, he VPN's and RDP's into his Win 7 box here at the office. The question is that he would like to print files within the RDP session from his local printer connected to his local home PC. Is that even possible to do? And how?


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06 Aug 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

Have you checked 'Local devices and resources' within the RDP setting?
Make sure 'Printers' is ticked

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Does this help?

Regards,
Jamie


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06 Aug 2014   #3
WonderBot

win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi,

Have you checked 'Local devices and resources' within the RDP setting?
Make sure 'Printers' is ticked


Does this help?

Regards,
Jamie
Thanks, but I believe this only allows access to the printers connected within the remote machine.
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06 Aug 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WonderBot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi,

Have you checked 'Local devices and resources' within the RDP setting?
Make sure 'Printers' is ticked


Does this help?

Regards,
Jamie
Thanks, but I believe this only allows access to the printers connected within the remote machine.
Did that work? Do you see the printer in the print dialog?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WonderBot View Post
I have a user is on his personal Win 7 home PC with his Canon printer plugged in via USB. From his home PC, he VPN's and RDP's into his Win 7 box here at the office. The question is that he would like to print files within the RDP session from his local printer connected to his local home PC. Is that even possible to do? And how?
Both systems have win7 x64 (64 bits)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2014   #6
WonderBot

win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WonderBot View Post
I have a user is on his personal Win 7 home PC with his Canon printer plugged in via USB. From his home PC, he VPN's and RDP's into his Win 7 box here at the office. The question is that he would like to print files within the RDP session from his local printer connected to his local home PC. Is that even possible to do? And how?
Both systems have win7 x64 (64 bits)?
The RDP machine is on win7 64. His home PC I believe is on Win7 but not sure which bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2014   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WonderBot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WonderBot View Post
I have a user is on his personal Win 7 home PC with his Canon printer plugged in via USB. From his home PC, he VPN's and RDP's into his Win 7 box here at the office. The question is that he would like to print files within the RDP session from his local printer connected to his local home PC. Is that even possible to do? And how?
Both systems have win7 x64 (64 bits)?
The RDP machine is on win7 64. His home PC I believe is on Win7 but not sure which bit.
The RDP server must have the Canon printer drivers! Normally the driver is home on win7 machine as well (otherwise home printing won't work of course). But can the home machine transfer the driver to office RDP??? They must have same architecture so both x86 or both x64. Otherwise (if not same architecture) install the canon drivers on the RDP machine.
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