Every morning when you view the 6 a.m. view of the network, you get that annoying “error” message that isn’t an error message at all… it’s just YOU logging into the server via Remote desktop and the system will want to ‘add printers”… well so… how do you fix this annoyance?

Event Type: Error
Event Source: TermServDevices
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1111
Date:  8/27/2005
Time:  12:56:08 PM
User:  N/A
Driver Amyuni PDF Converter 2.07 required for printer Intuit Internal Printer is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.

Easy. When you launch the RDP connection, before you enter the password and get to that remote console, click on options on the right side to expand down the view of your options, then into “Local Resources“ tab and untick Printers


While in there… see the other options you have.


4 Responses to Messing up that morning email with a few extra printers via a TS session

  1. Guy says:

    You can also fix this by installing the correct driver for the printer on the Server. Then you can map the local printer into your Terminal Services session (this is the way it should be done).

    Susan, this is the first time i’ve posted on here, i’d like to thank you for all the useful information you have provided in the past. You have no idea how much easier you make my job as an SBS support technician. I’ve been ‘evangelising’ your blog to all the other SBSers i know, keep up the good work!

  2. Graeme Smith says:

    But it would be much easier if:

    1. By default Printers was NOT selected. (which would require a change server side (anyone got one?)

    2. You didn’t need to expand that options box – it’s another click – my fingers are wearing out – even with everything set to single click! And a little more seriously – most new clients keep missing it – it generates an un-necessary number of support calls when they want to do file transfers.

  3. Graeme Smith says:

    ….and why is a missing printer driver in a TS session "Critical". It scares too many clients who view their logs AND distracts from REAL critical issues.

    and no I am NOT going to install all the drivers server side. 30 remote clients – all working from home and all with their own printer model. Come on!

  4. Guy says:


    If you go into Terminal Services Configuration, properties of the connection, then Client Settings, you can override the settings for printers for all clients connecting to that Server by unchecking the box.

    So even if your clients specify they want to map their printers, the Terminal Server won’t let them.