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TS Session Printers NOT deleting

TS Session Printers NOT deleting

What the heck does it take for session printers to properly get deleted after a user logs off?  It does not happen all the time, but it does most of the time.  I have had the Hive Cleanup installed for many months and am not even sure if it is supposed to take care printers also, but it is rediculous.  If a printer is left in session, then that person logs back on, gets a different session (so now the printer from old session is now active again), then another user logs in and get the other users old session number with it's printers.  What a security glitch.  I've had people printing to a printer located in another state, because of this.  Is there a fix? (besides Server 2008)?  Is it due to the printer drivers installed on the TS?  By the way this is W2K3 Terminal Servers.

RE: TS Session Printers NOT deleting

Has it always been like this or did it work in the past? What printers are you using and when this happens, is it the same kind of printer every time that stays, or is it a random behavior?


RE: TS Session Printers NOT deleting

random, I don't know if it has always been like this or not.  I have over 200 print drivers installed, not installed printers per say.

RE: TS Session Printers NOT deleting

I would first document all printers used by the clients. Then I would remove all drivers currently installed on the server as well as the client, and only install these drivers that are currently needed for the physical printers. That way you have the opportunity to update the drivers at the same time.
This is probably not fastest of solutions, but I would have done so though, just to make sure that there are no driver conflicts anywhere and so that you could rule that out of the equation.

RE: TS Session Printers NOT deleting

Thanks, I have already documented all the printers I see on a daily basis, and do plan on removing all of them, and installing only what I documented.  But at a later date, due to upgrading to Terminal Server 2008 (TS Easy Print)  I will however have to keep 2 2003 Terminal Servers for those very outdated Windows 2000 clients.  I was not sure if there was some type of fix or what causes this to happen.  I guess it could be a few "bad" printer drivers.

RE: TS Session Printers NOT deleting

The least you can do right now is to remove all drivers that are not in use. They are not needed anyway, so there is no need for their presence.  

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