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Posted on 2006-07-19
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Hi,

I was wondering if there is a way to limit the way Citrix maps printers?

I'm running Citrix PS4.0 under windows 2003.

I know when the client logs in, it will try to map all the printers that the client has.

I was wondering if there is a way to only have it map certain printers?

I have a few clients that have a lot of printers on their system, that they would never use within citrix to print, so I feel no need to install those drivers on the server.  So can I tell citrix to bypass those printers, or only set citrix to only map specified printers?  All those other printers are crashing the spooler as usual.

THanks.
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by:BLipman
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You can set your server to only map people's default printers...go into Citrix Connection Configuration, double click on ICA-TCP, go into client settings and check the box that says "By default, connect only the client's main printer".  You can set this up on a per-group basis but it takes some policy work.  Let me know if you need this option but the global setting is much easier.  
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by:jccmz24
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Ok.. I set it up so it only maps the default printer.  Lets hope that works... I'll have to wait till tomorrow to find out...
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OK.. so far.. the mapping of defualt printer works.  But now there is another problem.  Some users need to have at least 2-3 printers mapped.  They have label printers that the application needs to print to.  Is there a way to set it for which specified user that it would map specified printers?


Thanks.
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Ok, changing directions, lets do this with a Citrix Policy...first remove your change to the Connection Configuration because this will override all others.  

Open the Presentation Server Management Console
Right click on Policies
Create a new policy and call it something like Basic Printing
Right click and go into Properties
Find Printing->Client Printers->Auto-creation and enable
You want to set this to "Auto-create the client's default printer only"...
and then repeat the process but your second policy will define "Auto-create all client printers"

Now right click each policy and set your "Apply this Policy to..." so that specific groups of users get one policy and set the other to your other group.  You can leave the server default to one setting and just define the other but I like this way personally...that way I have my settings targeted.  
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by:jccmz24
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Thanks BLipman. I'm going to try that.

One more question though.  It probably can't be done, but is there a way to only map certain printers of the client, not all, but not just default?

Thanks.
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