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Hi all

I need a good site showing how to setup printers on a citrix server

thanks
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I seem to one of the resident EE printer guys.

You need to know WHAT NOT TO DO.  DO NOT INSTALL ANY THIRD PARTY PRINTER DRIVERS.
Sorry for the caps, it is for dramatic affect.

Do not use pcl 6 drivers.

Try to only use the LJ 4 driver and the LJ 5 driver.

Now:  Tell me a little about your network.

1.  How many different printers do we have and are they networked printers.
2.  How many remote printers will need to print via a connection in from the internet and what are these printers
3.  What routers are involved in #2 and is VPN involved and if VPN is involved how will it be setup or is it setup

4.  What special printing issues do you need to account for -- people that should/shouldn't have permissions
to certain printers etc.

See item g below:

From: http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=544

b]Item Added 17th August 2001

http://www.thethin.net/helps.cfm#print

c] Item added 30th July 2002

http://www.metaframebook.com - chapter 6 is all about printing.

d] Item added 30th July 2002

http://knowledgebase.citrix.com/cgi-bin/webcgi.exe?New,KB=CitrixKB

e] Item added 30th July 2002

http://www.its.esker.fr/Documents/990701003W.htm

f] Item added 31st October 2002

How could I leave out the huge stack of CTX documents that are available in Citrix's Knowledge base? Descriptions to follow, here are the numbers for now (Please e-mail me if I've left any important or commonly needed ones out);

CTX681954
CTX631387
CTX366945
CTX668903
CTX871608
CTX626451
CTX458114

g) Item added 2nd June 2003

http://www.printingsupport.com - site dedicated to Citrix printing.

h) Item added 2nd June 2003

http://www.dabcc.com/pc/

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I thought g: was this : http://ts.veranoest.net/  select printing on the left

-gsgi

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by:davy999
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first i would like to thank you for your response.

we have about 20 citrix servers , and 200 network printers about 150 are remote we also have 20 vpn's trustgate
what i want to know is the precidure of setting up the printers.
for example install the drivers first and then the groups and then the scripts and if there is anything else

thanks davy

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before posting i should read the links #!¤#"?

thanks agian

davy
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You have to determine when (if) you should ever use citrix to map the locally installed printer or not.

I do not.  I keep it turned off.  My users choose from a list of network printers.  I have a small install, only 50 users, 6 printers.

Remember, to any user, logging into citrix can be viewed as if they are using another workstation right next to them, with different settings.
Assuming those 200 printers are network printers, the users when they log in should be able to see their appropriate group of network printers.

If users can see networked printers, there is no point to citrix remapping their default printer.  Networked printers print reliably.  Period.

For your size organization, to the extent the you must rely on citrix to map the printers correctly, you need to consider tricerat screwdrivers, and add on product.  Unless all of those printers are very much, hp 4 and hp 5 compatible, you are going to have a good portion of an full time employee's time in the mis dept fighting printer fires.  So tricerat while it is expensive, should pay for itself in a year.

-gsgi
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ok gsgi

once agian thanks for you advice ill keep that in mind
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