Remote Desktop – Adding Printers

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Adding printers to my Remote Desktop session

By default your remote desktopRemote desktop is a feature that allows a school users to connect to a computer in another location, see that computer’s desktop and interact with it as if it were local. Remote Desktop is useful for working at home or in remote locations in school. It gives access to printing, file share and the internet, as well as school software. session does not have any printer pre-mapped. This is because theoretically you could be accessing a session from anywhere on campus, so a default location cannot be presumed.

To add printers to your session, you use a program called “Map Printers”, this program can be found on the start menu, under the “This PC” section. This program only exists on Remote DesktopRemote desktop is a feature that allows a school users to connect to a computer in another location, see that computer’s desktop and interact with it as if it were local. Remote Desktop is useful for working at home or in remote locations in school. It gives access to printing, file share and the internet, as well as school software. and is not used on a standard windows desktop.

Once the program has launched, you can select from various locations organised by location.

Once you have added printers to your session, they stay mapped until either your session is refreshed or you map a new location