?
Solved

Terminal Services / Citrix Default Printer

Posted on 2009-05-07
8
Medium Priority
?
400 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I am using Citrix Presentaton Server 4.0. How can I set a default printer for a user or AD group of users? I have had some success by logging into the terminal server as a user and setting the default printer that way. It does not seem to work all the time though.
0
Comment
Question by:estanton
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
snusgubben earned 2000 total points
ID: 24330338
0
 

Author Comment

by:estanton
ID: 24330380
Looks like a good idea, but I have not done any windows scripting before. I am a .net programmer. I am sure I can figure it out. I was hoping for an easier solution.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:snusgubben
ID: 24330515
I guess the TS and the users is in a domain and maybe is already running a logon script. I prefer vbs, so here you got some references.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758918.aspx

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/logon_scripts.htm

0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Sanx69
ID: 24342060
You don't actually need to use a logon script at all. As you're running Citrix Presentation Server, you can use the Citrix Policies to map, and set as default, any printers you want. Policies can be attached to individual users, groups of users, or by other filter options such as client subnet.

Open the Citrix Presentation Server Console, right-click on Policies, then select Create Policy. Inside the Policy dialogue box, expand the 'Printing' node and go from there.

Once you've created the policy, right click on the policy object, select 'Apply to' and set the filtering parameters.
0
 

Author Comment

by:estanton
ID: 24355844
The default printer settings on the citrix side seen to only deal with session printers. The citrix/terminal server is also a print server for the application that we have published through citrix. The application needs to use pcl5 drivers, and not all the clients have the right drivers or even all the printers installed. It is easier to maintain the printers in one place.
I guess I could install all the shared printers from the terminal server/citrix to all the clients then enable session printers and set the default that way. Should I be concerned about the extra resources that could get used by the server if all the clients print all their documents through this server? Right now only the published application prints from this server.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:snusgubben
ID: 24358608
Large print jobs takes resources from the server, so the best way is not to use a TS as a print server.

In my environment we have dedicated print servers and we let the terminal servers do their job (that is to handle terminal services and Citrix).
0
 

Author Comment

by:estanton
ID: 24358947
Makes perfect sense. Looks like a login script is going to be my only way.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:estanton
ID: 31579119
I have not tried this yet, but there is no reason to think it won't work.
0

Featured Post

Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

#Citrix #XenDesktop #POC #Proof-of-concept
Know what services you can and cannot, should and should not combine on your server.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question