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Client Server Print Driver Mapping in Terminal Server

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

Print drivers in Terminal Services can be a chore especially with printers not auto-creating, incompatible print drivers, etc... With the instructions below you can map print drivers on the Server. There are 2 main benefits to this. One, you can limit the drivers installed on your Terminal Server thereby reducing issues. Two, you can enable printers that might not have worked natively to use another print driver without the client having to change anything.

Applicable Products

  • Microsoft 2003 Server

  • Microsoft 2008, 2008 R2 Server

How to Configure Printer Mapping

  1. Open REGEDIT and navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\Wds\rdpwd

  2. Create a new REG_SZ value named PrinterMappingINFName

  3. Set the value data to the name of the .inf file that contains the print driver mappings

  4. Create a new REG_SZ value named PrinterMappingINFSection

  5. Set the value data to the section name within the INF file that contains the mappings

  6. Create the INF file as specified above. The contents of the INF file should look like the following:

7. Restart the spooler service

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