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Deleting printers from remote desktop connection

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#1 redbulldog


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:38 AM

In my office, one user uses Remote Desktop Connection from his Windows 7 computer to remotely log into our File and Print server (2008 R2) in order to use accounting software which is on the server.  There are about 30 printers installed on the server but he only uses 2 of them.  He asked me if I could delete the printers he doesn't use so there is less clutter for him.  Now I don't want to delete the printers completely from the server, because other people have to use them.  I only want to delete them from his remote desktop connection so that he only sees 2 of them when he connects.  Is it possible to do this?




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#2 JohnnyJammer


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 11:56 PM

Sure, you can delete the following connection he doesnt want in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Connections and then fire up services.msc then click action and conenct to another computer.

Then connectto his services and restart the print Spooler service and it will remove all the conenctions.

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 01:20 PM

In this case you are trying to use a print and file server as a terminal services server. Can you do what JohnnyJammer suggested? Yes, but please keep in mind you are trying to use your server for a purpose other than what it was originally built.


The print server should have all the printers installed. It should not be a server that users interactively log into.


The terminal services server can host software users need to interactively log into to run.

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