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Bug 4362 - Redirection of printer does not work against Win2008r2 server
: Redirection of printer does not work against Win2008r2 server
Status: CLOSED FIXED
: ThinLinc
rdesktop
: 3.4.0
: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
: 4.2.0
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Reported: 2012-07-11 11:56 by
Modified: 2014-05-05 11:00 (History)
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Description From cendio 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 cendio 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 cendio 2013-07-03 11:21:46 -------
Also see bug 4558.
------- Comment #3 From cendio 2013-07-03 12:26:52 -------
"MS Publisher Imagesetter" seems to be grey scale and "MS Publisher Color
Printer" is the colour equivalent.
------- Comment #5 From cendio 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 cendio 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 cendio 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 cendio 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 cendio 2014-05-05 11:00:04 -------
Tested on 2012R2, 2008R2, and 2003R2.