Local printers not showing up in Terminal Services session

I was getting frustrated with my Windows 2008 terminal server, as I though it’s redirection of local printers was broken.  I was getting ready to take an axe to it, when a little research revealed that it was doing what it was supposed to… only USB, Parallel and Serial printers will automatically be redirected.  Network printers ans many multifunction devices will NOT be.

So what’s a guy who wants to use his local network servers in a terminal services session to do?  A little registry tweaking will take care of this for you.  In regedit, create a DWORD value named FilterQueueType in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR and set its value to FFFFFFFF.

Of you cam download a file to make the change for you here.  Unzip it and double click the .reg file to make the needed changes to your registry.

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