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MarkPullin-7624 asked LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Windows 10 remote desktop printer Server 2003

I have an XP PC connected via Remote Desktop to a Server running 2003. The local printer on the XP box is shared.
I now want to do the same with a Windows 10 box but just cannot get the printer to show in the remote connection.
I have tried everything from switching of the firewall, ensuring the driver for the HP1020 is loaded on the server, checking the printer option is enabled in remote desktop.
The printer is connected to a USB port on the windows 10 box.
Any assistance will be appreciated, thank-you.
Email mp@endresults.co.za

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yagmoth555 answered

Hi

Please check in the event log, any error to map the printer will cause a log in the applications's event log.

I suspect the driver is missing the x64's driver or the driver version is not the same. You could see if a mismatch is occuring.

Newer server use Remote Desktop Easy print's driver when an driver is unknown at the conection, but in 2003 you are limited for that part.

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello,

I think that is definitely driver related. Add both x86 & x64 driver to the xp machine where the printer is being shared. You have to install the appropriate drivers for the windows 10 architecture. Your xp machine is most likely 32 bit, however windows 10 is 64 bit. You can either right click on the printer on the xp machine, then go to sharing tab where you'll see this setting -or- go to the windows 10 machine, right click on the printer and select advanced tab then new driver. You can then select a predownloaded driver from the manufacturers website.



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