Whether you run Windows application from a web browser or access a virtual desktop, one of the most common user’s requirements is to print files to a local printer.
This article is a practical guideline on how to achieve this using the Thinfinity Remote Desktop’s Remote Printer.
How to enable the remote printer
Enabling the remote printer in Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server is very simple.
If you are using ‘Access Profiles’ you can enable this in the ‘Printer’ tab:
If you connect directly using the web interface, you will find this option in the ‘Resources’ tab:
Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server uses a PostScript Printer Driver.
Depending on the remote desktop’s Windows version you are connected to, it is necessary to set a different PostScript Printer Driver:
- HP Color LaserJet 2800 Series PS driver is compatible with 2008 Windows versions.
- HP Color LaserJet 8500 PS driver is compatible with 2003 Windows versions.
- Microsoft XPS Document Writer V4 driver is compatible with Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Once you are connected to the remote desktop and the printer is enabled, you will be able to choose the ThinRDP Printer from the available printers:
After you print the document you will get prompted to open it:
Finally, the document will be previewed in the web browser with the default PDF viewer and you will be able to print to your local printer.