Friday, 16 January 2009

SBS 2008 - HP LaserJet 1320 will not auto install for TS

We blogged a bit about our experiences with HP LaserJets and the automatic driver install built into Terminal Services on SBS 2008: SBS 2008 Terminal Services and HP Printer Drivers

We ran into one printer that had a driver that would not install no matter what we tried. Not only that, the printer would not accept the HP Universal Print Driver either.

That printer was the HP LaserJet 1320.

If there is a need to deploy TS Desktops or Applications and the remote users have a LaserJet 1320, then we need to install the HP LaserJet 1320 onto the LPT1: port to enable the remote users to print.

When we do this, we name the printer DO NOT USE so that the remote users do not mistakenly try and run a print job to it.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Philip,

I understand the need to install the driver on the server in these cases where it's the only possible way to make it work - and to let it use LPT1...

But in my experience once the driver has been installed we delete the printer object and the redirection keeps working - no need to have printers labelled "DO NOT USE" sitting there looking pretty :)

Daniel Mundy