Remote Desktop and ghost printers

For those who use RDP to reach Windows servers…

Event Viewer on the servers sometimes generates System Errors due to RDP sessions configured to try and connect printers… which don't exist on the servers.

Pretty silly, but it seems to often be the default for RDP, and it clogs up the Event Viewer with unnecessary errors, which slows you down when you go searching for actual errors.

It appears you can prevent this by configuring Remote Desktop to not try and use local printers in the session – eg under Remote Desktop, Options, Local Resources, switch off Printers.

You may need to configure this separately for each host you connect to… but those of us who have to look through Event Viewer for errors will save time, and thank you for it, if you do!