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Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Chapter 6. Managing Printing

Printing in XenDesktop is the same as printing in XenApp. I am sure you already know how printing works in Windows networking, so now you just need to understand how it works in XenDesktop. It's fairly simple; there are two ways to print something from XenDesktop: a locally attached printer on the user's USB port or a network attached printer.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • How printing works in a virtual desktop when they are connected to USB ports and networks
  • The Citrix Universal Print Driver
  • Printers that get autocreated
  • The mapping of printers
  • Optimization

How printing works

In a XenDesktop environment, printing is initiated by the user (the client side) on the machines that host the applications ...

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