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Printing in Terminal Services and 2X with a Mac
Posted by Scott Sims on 22 January 2010 10:48 PM

You can use your Windows-based computer to print documents from a printer connected to your Mac. To do this, you must first share the printer with the Windows-based computer, after which the printer can be accessed using the Windows-based computer. If you save the connection file and log in with that connection file in subsequent remote sessions, the printer will remain available.

Please note the following:

Make a Printer Available to the Windows-Based Computer:

1. On the RDC menu, click Preferences.

2. Click Printers, and then select the "Use a printer that is connected to the Mac" check box.

3. Select the printer you'd like to use.

Tips:

  •  If you want to select a printer at the time of printing, select "All printers".
  •  To save a connection file that includes access to the printer, click "Save As" on the File menu, and then type a name for the connection file.

 

Print a Windows-Based Document to a Printer Connected to a Mac:

1. On the Windows desktop, open and print the document that you'd like to print.

2. Select the printer that you want to print to, and then click OK.

 

Troubleshooting Printing to Connected Mac Printer:  

1. On the RDC menu, click Preferences.

2. Click Printers, and then select the "Use a printer that is connected to the Mac" check box.If you want to select a printer at the time that you print, select "All printers".

3. Select the printer that you want.

Tips:


Cause:

Tip: Group Policy overrides any preference set in Remote Desktop Connection. When Group Policy prevents printer sharing, you cannot print documents from your Windows-based computer to a printer that is connected to the Mac.


Cause: Printer appears to be disconnected.

Tip: Fasten the printer connection cable and turn on the printer. To verify that the printer is connected to the Mac, on the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then under Hardware, click Print & Fax.The printer connection cable is loose, or the printer connected to the Mac is turned off. The printer connected to the Mac is not available to the Windows-based computer. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/mac

Terminal Services Group Policy does not allow printer sharing.

* 2X Universal Printing is not supported on the Mac 2X Client.  
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