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#1 peraudom

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

Good day everyone,

 

Is anyone familiar with how to setup a virtual machine in Server 2012 with a printer that is connected to the server through terminal services?

 

The vm has no problem connected to a physically connected printer but it does not find the ones connected via terminal server.

 

any ideas?



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:57 PM

Try checking Event Viewer in the terminal server to see if there are any error logs. Same with Server 2012 VM. Make sure the print driver is instaled in the terminal server and the VM.

Are you using a virtual router with the VM? Try a bridged connection to the NIC on the host machine instead.

Are you using Hyper-V or some other VM?



#3 peraudom

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

I think I found the answer already. apparently virtual machines only sees printers that are physically attached to the terminal server. The way around it is to connect directly to the virtual computer with rdp and everything works perfectly as the vm will see the printer that is attached to the remote computer (provided that the printer driver is loaded on the vm).

 

thank you in any case.



#4 sflatechguy

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:48 PM

Yeah. Depending on how you've networked the VM, it will only see printers physically attached to whatever machine you are connected to.






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