Mapping users DEFAULT networked printer doesn not work with published app, only published desktop
Posted on 2008-11-13
I have consulted with Microsoft who provided me a method to map networked printers for users. It is applied via a script from a group policy. Although, after much testing, it appears the mapping ONLY works when a PUBLISHED DESKTOP is selected within the presentation client, not a PUBLISHED APP. For example, USER1 logs in via ICA session to 'published desktop' and can print to the 'default' printer specified in the script. Also, it can be seen as default within 'Printers and Faxes'. When USER1 logs into 'published application', a diffferent printer is selected as default. I can run 'gpresult' and see the policy is being applied in either case. Within the Citrix farm, I am verifying the user is logging into the SAME Citrix server in both cases. GPO is being applied to the 'user configuration' as users are running WYSE THIN terminals (Computer config does not apply)
Config as follows:
Wyse S30 Thin Terminal (running Windows CE v5)
Presentation Server 4.0 (w/ Rollup pack 4) farm of 10 servers
What could be causing this odd behavior? Is it somehow by design?
Thank you for your insight!