RDS Default Printers

We had an aging RDS 2012R2 farm that was in need of some upgrades; Installed RDS2016 and hoped it would fix a few issues. Overall it’s pretty good, but we made the mistake of not realizing the 2012 licenses were NOT under SA, so we had to reorder license CALs.

One of the major issues was when a user logged in and attempted to print, they would need to re-add their printer and set the defaults every time they logged in. A workaround would be to assign specific users to specific printers using GPO, but that gets a bit messy when we have users migrating between sites, locations, etc.

Open Regedit
Add the following REG_DWORD Value to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Providers\Client Side Rendering Print Provider
RemovePrintersAtLogoff VALUE: 0

I rebooted afterwards and then verified it is working.

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