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RenPrinters 3 is a service for Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2012 that will rename printers installed by Terminal Service / Remote Desktop clients.
When a Remote Desktop Client logs in to the server their printer is installed on the system in a format similar to the following (depending on your language):
Server 2003 Example: HP LaserJet 5 (from client) in session 10
Server 2008 Example: HP LaserJet 5 (10)
Server 2008 R2 Example: HP LaserJet 5 (redirected 10)
Server 2012 Example: HP LaserJet 5 (redirected 10)
Every time a client logs in to the Terminal Server the Session number in the printer name will change. This causes a problem in some programs that require the printer name to remain exactly the same. Or you just may need a differrent / shorter naming format than what Windows provides.
The RenPrinters service will rename printers when Terminal Service / Remote Desktop Clients connect to the server. Renaming the above printer example to:
HP LaserJet 5 from Client
- Change Printer Name Format - RenPrinters supports multiple naming formats, ie: %username% - %printername%, %printername% From %hostname% etc.
- Ignore Printers by Driver - RenPrinters will ignore printers that use drivers that you select.
- Duplicate Printer Handling - Append text to the name of the duplicate printers found or delete the older one.
- Only Rename Printers Using the TS Port - RenPrinters can ignore local printers and only rename those connected in through a Remote Desktop session.
- Strip all Parenthesis - Strip all Parenthesis from printer names.
- More Printer Name Variables - You can now use more than two variables in the printer name. Example: %printername% - %username% - %clientname%
- Use Client Name - You now have the ability to use the client hostname / clientname in your printer naming scheme.
- Regular Expressions - RenPrinters will now allow you to use Regular Expressions to define what printer names you would like to rename.
Regular Expression Examples:
|Default Session Printer Name||Regular Expression Used|
|HP Laserjet 4 (On User1) in session 12||in [Ss]ession [0-9]+|
|HP Laserjet 4 (redirected 12)||\(redirected [0-9]+\)|
|HP Laserjet 4 (von User) in Sitzung: 12||in Sitzung: [0-9]+|
|HP Laserjet 4 (umgeleitet 12)||\(umgeleitet [0-9]+\)|
|HP Laserjet 4 (redirigé 12)||\(redirigé [0-9]+\)|
Printer Name Format Examples:
|Default Session Printer Name||Printer Name Format||Result|
|HP Laserjet 4 (On User1) in session 12||%printername% On %username%||HP Laserjet 4 On User1|
|HP Laserjet 4 (On User1) in session 12||%printername% - %username% - %clientname%||HP Laserjet 4 - User1 - Owner-PC|
RenPrinters can be configured through the "RenPrinters Configuration" program found in the RenPrinters program folder.
- RenPrinters has been tested to run on: Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012
- RenPrinters works with Citrix XenApp.
- The x86 (32 bit) version of RenPrinters will run on 64bit systems.
To learn how to disable the Terminal Services Easy Print driver, please visit: Terminal Services Printing. Or for Server 2012, please read our RenPrinters FAQ
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