Bug 4362 - Redirection of printer does not work against Win2008r2 server
 Summary: Redirection of printer does not work against Win2008r2 server
 Depends on: Blocks: Status: CLOSED FIXED Product: ThinLinc Component: rdesktop Version: 3.4.0 Platform: PC Unknown Importance: P2 Normal Target Milestone: 4.2.0 Assigned To: Henrik Andersson QA Contact: Bugzilla mail exporter URL: Show dependency tree / graph

 Acceptance Criteria: Reported: 2012-07-11 11:56 by Henrik Andersson Modified: 2014-05-05 11:00 (History)

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 Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug. Description From 2012-07-11 11:56:49 rdesktop uses "HP LaserJet 8500 PS" as a default driver if no driver is specified on commandline, this driver is a good generic PS driver but the printer have been discontinued and is not shipped with Windows2008r2. We need to find a new generic PS driver that is shipped and available on WinXp -> Windos2008r2 version, it would be good to verify that windows8 also includes this so we dont have to change in near future... ------- Comment #1 From 2013-07-03 11:21:35 ------- It appears that from 2003 and onwards, Microsoft ships with a generic PostScript driver under the name "MS Publisher Imagesetter". This is what FreeRDP uses by default. Might be a good idea to use as a default in rdesktop as well. ------- Comment #2 From 2013-07-03 11:21:46 ------- Also see bug 4558. ------- Comment #3 From 2013-07-03 12:26:52 ------- "MS Publisher Imagesetter" seems to be grey scale and "MS Publisher Color Printer" is the colour equivalent. ------- Comment #4 From 2014-02-21 16:03:32 ------- http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/guestbloggers/archive/2005/03/16/updated-microsoft-adds-universal-printing-to-terminal-server.aspx ------- Comment #5 From 2014-03-06 08:59:16 ------- I have tested the driver "MS Publisher Imagesetter" on a clean install of Windows 2003 Ent. Server, Windows 2008r2 and Windows 2012r2 where the driver exists out of the box. I also tested the "MS Publisher Color Printer" which seems to have exactly the same options as "MS Publisher Imagesetter" driver. Both drivers use the same dll but 2 different ppd, MSGENBW.ppd and MSGENCOL.ppd, however printing a test page using both drivers gives a color print. ------- Comment #6 From 2014-03-06 09:31:05 ------- (In reply to comment #5) > I have tested the driver "MS Publisher Imagesetter" on a clean install of > Windows 2003 Ent. Server, Windows 2008r2 and Windows 2012r2 where the driver > exists out of the box. > > I also tested the "MS Publisher Color Printer" which seems to have exactly the > same options as "MS Publisher Imagesetter" driver. > > Both drivers use the same dll but 2 different ppd, MSGENBW.ppd and > MSGENCOL.ppd, however printing a test page using both drivers gives a color > print. However there seems to be a problem between the two ppd regarding available paper sizes. the "MS Publisher Imagesetter" works better out of the box. ------- Comment #7 From 2014-03-06 09:33:51 ------- (In reply to comment #6) > (In reply to comment #5) > > I have tested the driver "MS Publisher Imagesetter" on a clean install of > > Windows 2003 Ent. Server, Windows 2008r2 and Windows 2012r2 where the driver > > exists out of the box. > > > > I also tested the "MS Publisher Color Printer" which seems to have exactly the > > same options as "MS Publisher Imagesetter" driver. > > > > Both drivers use the same dll but 2 different ppd, MSGENBW.ppd and > > MSGENCOL.ppd, however printing a test page using both drivers gives a color > > print. > > However there seems to be a problem between the two ppd regarding available > paper sizes. the "MS Publisher Imagesetter" works better out of the box. Upstream commit 1790 changes the default printer driver to "MS Publisher Imagesetter" ------- Comment #8 From 2014-03-06 13:18:34 ------- (In reply to comment #7) > (In reply to comment #6) > > (In reply to comment #5) > > > I have tested the driver "MS Publisher Imagesetter" on a clean install of > > > Windows 2003 Ent. Server, Windows 2008r2 and Windows 2012r2 where the driver > > > exists out of the box. > > > > > > I also tested the "MS Publisher Color Printer" which seems to have exactly the > > > same options as "MS Publisher Imagesetter" driver. > > > > > > Both drivers use the same dll but 2 different ppd, MSGENBW.ppd and > > > MSGENCOL.ppd, however printing a test page using both drivers gives a color > > > print. > > > > However there seems to be a problem between the two ppd regarding available > > paper sizes. the "MS Publisher Imagesetter" works better out of the box. > > Upstream commit 1790 changes the default printer driver to "MS Publisher > Imagesetter" Vedordrop in commit 28565. ------- Comment #9 From 2014-05-05 11:00:04 ------- Tested on 2012R2, 2008R2, and 2003R2.