One of the most common user requirements is to enable remote desktop printing.
Whether you run Windows application from a web browser or access a virtual desktop, printing files to a local printer is perhaps one of the most common tasks.
This article is a practical guideline for remote desktop printing, but if you need to install the Thinfinity Remote Printer Agent, you may need to check this guide instead.
Enable printing to a local printer from remote desktop
Enabling the remote printer in Thinfinity Remote Desktop 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 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 print from the remote desktop to a local printer, by choosing 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 send it to your local printer. Happy RDP printing!
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I’m not sure what other guides you require.
Here I paste the link to printing articles we published a while ago:
Remote Raw Printing
Google Cloud Print Support
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Thanks for sharing this post step by step. Its very useful for me. It would be great if you could provide a printing guide as well.
This is a brilliant remote printer. It will really fruitful for all the users and currently, all the printer supports remotely working as it helps you to print from any location within the network.
We require printer emulation to enable our users to print from the iSeries through printers connected to PCs running Microsoft Windows.
We are testing z/Scope and will buy few licenses once we finish the evaluation.
It will really fruitful for all the users.
Currently, all the printer supports remotely working as it helps you to print from any geographical location within the network. For that reason, enabling the remote printer in Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server will let you work remotely.
how to generate the access key
Thanks for contacting us.
Access Key are generated randomly by Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server.
If you want to generate new keys, click on the “New Key” button in the Access Profile Editor.
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