How do I print to my local printers from my windows VPS?

If you are processing documents directly from your Windows VPS, and want them to be printed out from your local printer, you'll need to configure your Windows VPS as follows.

Configure Local System :

  1. Click Start Button and Go to Control Panel >> Devices and Printers.



  2. Now, Right Click on network Printer and select Printer Properties.



  3. At Printer Properties, click on the Ports tab and tick on the LPT 1 and also tick on Enable Printer Pooling.



Configure Remote Desktop Client :

  1. Open the Remote Desktop Connection from your local computer.

  2. Click on Show options → Local Resources tab. Make sure that the Printers checkbox is checked.

    Local Resource Tab

  3. Click on More and tick the ports.



  4. Don't forget to hit the save Button at General Tab before connecting your server.

Configure your Windows VPS

  1. Login to your server via RDP.

  2. Download and install the required printer Driver from the Vendor Website.

  3. After installing Drivers, click on Start >> Control Panel >> Devices and Printer.



  4. Click on Add a Printer.



  5. Now, click on the option The printer that I want isn’t listed.



  6. At the next screen, choose the option: Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click Next Button.



  7. Click on Use an existing port and choose TS001: that generally meet up with the LPT1: port redirection and hit Next Button.



  8. You need to search your drivers and choose the driver which required and click on Next Button.



  9. Replace the existing drivers if not needed the existing and click on Next Button.



  10. Provide the required Printer Name.

  11. Select “Do not share this printer” and click on Next Button



  12. You can test print by clicking on "Print a test page" and click on the finish button.



Set Print Spool Service to Start Automatically

  1. Click on Start → Run and then type services.msc and hit enter.

    Run Menu

  2. On Services page, find the Print Spooler Service, press right-click on it then select Properties.

    printer spooler service

  3. Click on Start button to start the service. Set the Startup type to Automatic, click Apply and then OK. Exit out from the Services console.

    set-printer-spooler-service-to-automatic

  4. Connect to your VPS via Remote Desktop Connection.

  5. Start → Run, type services.msc and then hit enter. On Services page, select and restart the Print Spooler Service.

    restart print spool service

  6. Sign out from your VPS. Make sure that you don’t close the RDP window by clicking x icon.

    Sign Out

  7. Login again via Remote Desktop connection, and you should see the local computer printer redirected to your VPS.

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