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Setting up a Remote Printer when the printer is not terminal services compatible.

XP, 2000, 2000&2003 server,98se

    1.    Install Printer driver on remote computer as a USB, or LPT1, or as a last resort set it up as “print to File”

2.    Set up a VPN between the two computers. (I have tested this with SafeNet and ProSafe VPN Software).

3.    If you have not already installed you printer software, install the printer software now.

4.    Set you local printer up to be shared. I usually make the share name simple. Example- Laser1 (keep in mind to use 8 characters or less, without spaces to name any devices that will be a UNC (Universal Naming Convention) device.

5.    Connect the VPN

6.    On your remote computer add a local printer port.  Name the local printer port as follows.

1.    Name the remote  port \\\printername

a.    Where is the IP address of the local computers connected with the VPN.

b.    Where printername is the name of the printer share, that you named when you shared the printer.

      7. Test the printer with “Print Test Page”



          The above procedure will work fine as long as  the VPN and the shares are set up properly.


            “Happy Printing”


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