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I have a network in one country Qatar. But i am accessing my server from France. my email also (ms outlook) i am accessing through that France server. I am using a vpn software to connect this server. I have printer in my home network. The problem is i am not able to print while i connect to the server through vpn software. Every time i want to disconnect vpn connection and after that i can print. Is there any option to use printer also when i am in the vpn connection.

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This is a security feature known as split-tunneling. It prevents the VPN client machine from being a conduit between a trusted (remote) and untrusted (local) network. This can be changed but you will need to work with your IT support group to understand the requirements for the organization’s network.

Another way around this is to have a locally attached printer instead of using a network printer.

If you use rdp in vpn then microsoft released apatch for this problem.

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  • Dwiebesick
    Depending on the VPN software you are using, it may not connect your home networked printer if the server does not have the print drivers installed. This is a problem may of my customers face when using RDP. This is especially difficult to resolve when using a USB printer like HP that creates a DOT4 printer port, or with many Multifunction printers (scanner/fax/printer combo) Tell us what VPN software you are using and what is your local printer and how do you have it connected to your system.
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  • PCJunkie
    CKnafick I agree 110% with Dwiebesick. I used to help setup many clients to use their local printers once a VPN connection was established. The printer driver must be installed on the server or the PC that you may be connecting to using RDP. If you are using RDP be sure to set the properties to allow local printer connection upon RDP connection. To do this click on the RDP Options btton and then click on the Local Resources Tab as shown below RDP Properties for local printer connectivity
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