I recently implemented VMware View Zero clients. These zero clients are communicating from our remote satellite offices back to the corporate data center via 3MB MPLS using the PCoIP protocol. When a zero client user prints, this job has to travel from the corporate data center (the true location of their PC image) back to the printer in the remote office. Our print jobs are very large and it takes an obscene amount of time to print. Generally, I would install the printer on the local PC and the issue is resolved but in this case there is no true "local" machine. It also wouldn't help to share the printer from a local print server because again the true location of the computer it at the data center.
Is there anything I can do to speed up printing over the WAN. Or perhaps send job from the zero client itself direct to the printer?
Any help or ideas would be great. What am I missing?!
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