A common problem when using a terminal server, or remotely connecting to a Windows XP or Vista desktop is that the system you are connecting to does not have the required drivers installed for you to be able to print locally. Each time you log in, the system event log will contain 1111 errors that are related to TermServDevices for each local printer that does not have drivers installed on the local system.
The simplest way to fix this is to download and run the Terminal Server Printer Redirection Wizard Tool located here . When you run the tool, it searches the event log of the remote desktop for 1111 events, then asks you to install drivers for each printer that you wish to. The best thing to do is to run it on the remote desktop and download the drivers to a location on this same remote desktop for ease of installation.
I tried to run the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection on a Windows XP computer today, and got the following error:
”The pre-release version of Remote Desktop Connection has expired. To download the full version of Remote Desktop Connection, go to Windows Update or contact your system administrator. ”
I ran “winver” and saw that XP had been taken to SP3 on this particular computer. I went to Windows update to see if it would pull down a newer version, but none was available. I also tried to manually download the latest client form the Microsoft downloads website. After downloading it, I was told that the service pack on the computer was newer than the version of software I was trying to install.
What I decided to do to fix it was to copy the RDP client files from another computer running Windows XP SP2. I copied the following 2 files from C:windowssystem32 and put them in the same directory on the broken computer, overwriting the 2 existing files.
After this I simply ran the software and it worked fine.