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Hello,

I cant find the setting for turning of printer redirection in the Windows client. Were using another print service and want to turn that of.

Is there a registry setting for this?

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@Anders Gidlund easiest way to do this would be via powershell with Set-RdsHostPool command:
Set-RdsHostPool -Tenant <TENANTNAME> -HostPoolName <HOSTPOOLNAME>CustomRdsProperty redirectprinters:i:0

 

More info here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/windowsvirtualdesktop/set-rdshostpool

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/rdp-files

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Ah, that sounds like it! Will try it and thanks for your help!
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@Tom_A_MSFT Hello, but there is no way to do this on a per user or user group basis? 

 

Best regards

Sascha

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we've done this through GPO instead of removing it from the entire application host group
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@Juleulven Hi, I thought about this but if I am not mistaken, printer redirection policy is machine policy and not a user policy.

 

Regards

Sascha

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@Sascha Stops Yes Printer Redirection is a machine policy but if you enable Group Policy Loopback setting = Merge then you can get computer policies in effect.

 

This is a GPO i've deployed through Azure Active Directory Domain Services and just for fun its in Danish :p  But basically it does the following:

1. group Back Policy lookback mode (Merge). Heres a link that describes it:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2013/02/08/circle-back-to-loopback/ 

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The rest is 'as we say' just the basic stuff...
e.g. no printer redirection, Limitation of max numbers of monitors redirected, no COM/LPT ports, Timelimit for disconnected user sessions and such.

 

p.s. if you want this GPO to affect a group or user then you have to set it in Security Filtering if its via AAD DS as you cant segment via OUs otherwise if traditional DC then just link the GPO to the corresponding OU.

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