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    Default printer not being saved

    This is the problem-> The default printer (regardless of the make/model) which I pick stays for about a day but then the next day when I remote in (I do not log off of the terminal server, I just end my session) my default printer goes to one of the PDF writers that I use.

    The set up -> terminal server is 2008 R2, back end server is a SBS 2011

    Is this a bug with Microsoft because it has been popping up more recently after I moved my servers to the data center. This happens in PCs with XP as a base OS and also with Win7.

    Any thoughts?

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    The default printer on your PC or the terminal server?
    If you select a default printer that only exists on the TS then disconnect your machine may reset the default printer to a local printer.

    cheers, Paul

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    Event Log 1530 errors?

    For your Remote Desktop clients on RDS Windows Server 2008 R2 , are you also getting Event Log 1530 errors? This is related to the user's User Profile not properly being released/updated during logoff. We're still looking for 1530 solutions....

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    Although this doesn't solve the problem, you might like to investigate the built-in PRINTUI.EXE, which may enable you to reset the default printer.
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    I had a similar problem with some users, and noticed that when it occurred, it always selected the last printer (alphabetically) in the list. Renaming the user's default printer with a high letter solved the problem.

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    You might want to look at your Group Policy,

    Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Terminal Services – Terminal Server – Printer Redirection

    The default desktop printer selection is usually forced upon a TS session by default. There are other factors but that is a common one to look out for.

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