How to disable remote desktop printer redirection on Windows Server 2008

You may notice that when connection via Remote Desktop, you get print drivers being installed that were installed on the client (workstation or laptop).
This could be due to the RDP (RDS/TS) printer redirection being enabled.

In Windows Server 2003, it was easy to disable print redirection by going to “Administrative Tools > Terminal Services”.

Since Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have roles, the MMC to disable Remote Desktop (Terminal Services) print redirection is not installed by default.
And you don’t want to enable the role to disable TS printer redirection.

Solution 1:
GPO or GPEdit.msc (Local policy)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Printer Redirection > Do not allow client printer redirection

Solution 2:

Via the registry key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
fDisableCpm set to 1 (DWORD)

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