Citrix Printing Series - Auto-Creating Session Printers

In addition to or as an alternative to creating client printers, XenApp and XenDesktop allow an Administrator to specify which network printers should be created within each session. This process is controlled using the "Session Printers" policy. See the user policy below:



You can very cleverly configure what's known as Proximity Printing, which involves the use of the "Session Printers" policy, the "Default Printers" policy and a filter based on a geographic indicator such as an IP Address or client name.


Use Session Printers and or Proximity Printing when you have one of the following scenarios:

  • Thin Clients are used that cannot connect to network printers
  • Laptop users roam throughout sites

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