Load balancing (Terminal servers)- Resource utilization

Muneer Jahangeer 341 Reputation points

We have 2 terminal servers where users used to connect to RDP connection. 
i.e.,  Primary - Terminal server(1) - windows server 2012 standard          Load balance - Terminal server (2) - Windows server 2012 standard

We have a scenario where the printer is not available when load balance happens between 2 servers. For example, the printer is configured with server 1 but server 2 is active due to load balancing and the printer is not available.
As per my understanding, local resources like printers, clipboard generally get picked up when the below settings have been enabled but I'm not sure why this is not happening on our terminal servers.
Could you please help to check and let us know the alternative solution to avoid the double printer installation in both terminals.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,436 Reputation points

    Hello MuneerJahangeer

    You can create a printer pool of identical printers. Users print to the pool and the print comes out where ever is least busy. If a printer fails, it will print to whichever is available.

    You can find more information here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757086(v=ws.10).aspx

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