Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Terminal Services Windows XP end user desktops

What's the best way to to only redirect specific printers in a Terminal Services session?

How can I redirect only the "default" printer or only one or two specific printers?

If an end user desktop has 10 or 20 printers installed on their desktop I don't want all of those printers redirected in the Terminal Services session. I would prefer GPO or any setting which would only redirect their desktop default printer or one or two specific printers.

I haven't seen a way to do this in GPO or Terminal Services configuration or in the Remote Desktop Client settings.


The registry key RedirectDefaultPrinterOnly allows redirection of the client's "default" printer only.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR

Add a DWORD value: RedirectDefaultPrinterOnly = 1
Deactivate with 0



Any printers which drivers are not installed on the terminal server will not loop back. I'm not sure of a way to choose which printers are mapped! Sorry!

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