How to install and use the Printer Agent
With the new version of Thinfinity® Remote Desktop (v5.0) and Thinfinity® VirtualUI (v3.0) you will be able to take advantage of our new Printer Agent. This will allow you to send your print jobs directly to your local(s) printer(s).
Bear in mind this feature will only be available for Enterprise editions.
Now, let’s get started!
The installation is very simple:
First download the printer agent setup from the link below:
Once you have downloaded the file, execute the setup and follow these steps:
- In the ‘Welcome’ screen press ‘Next’:
- Check ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’ and press ‘Next’:
- Click ‘Install’:
- Check the box ‘Launch Thinfinity® Virtual Channels Agent’ and click ‘Finish’:
Now that we have finished installing the agent, you should be able to see a small icon for it in your system tray. You can right click it and select ‘Setup Printer’ to configure your printer(s):
The agent should look similar to this:
You can see there are 2 different sections in the agent. There is a combobox to choose a printer and a list with checkboxes that will show all your available printers.
In the combobox you will select the default printer you want the “Thinfinity® Remote Desktop Printer / Thinfinity® VirtualUI Printer” to send the job to. If you leave this combobox blank, like below:
It will send the job to the normal remote printer, which will create a pdf and print to the browser.
The redirected printers box will let you select which other printers you wish to have available on the “remote desktop/application’. Below is a practical example to understand this better:
In the screenshot above you can see a few printers that say ‘redirected’ on its name. These printers are the ones I have ‘checked’ in the ‘Redirected Printers’ box.
If I send the print job to “Thinfintiy® Remote Desktop Server Printer” (or Thinfinity® VirtualUI Printer) as in the screenshot below, the job will go to my local ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’ (the printer I chose in the combobox):
But I will still be able to choose a different local printer if I wish (the ones allowed in the ‘Redirected Printers’ box).
Keep in mind, you can also leave all the printers disabled in the ‘ Redirected Printers’ box and just select the default printer from the combo. This will still send the job to that printer.
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