To maintain access to your local printers when you’re on the VPN, trying using a VM to make the VPN connection.
In my case, I’m using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client for Windows. This means I needed a legitimate copy of Windows (XP+) to build my VM. Fortunately, I did have a copy of Windows XP. I would have preferred something more efficient like Windows 8, but I didn’t have time to wait for the 3.3 GB download.
During this process I learned that the Cicsco AnyConnect VPN Client
* Does not work from server OS’s like Windows Server 2012