When determining the best print solution for your environment, consider the following:
To use the Universal Print Server with a Windows-native driver, enable the Universal Print Server. By default, if the Windows-native driver is available, it is used. Otherwise, the Universal print driver is used. To specify changes to that behavior, such as to use only the Windows-native driver or only the Universal print driver, update the Universal print driver usage policy setting.
Use the following Citrix policy settings to configure the Universal Print Server. For more information, refer to the on-screen policy settings help.
|Client printer redirection, Auto-create client printers||After the Universal Print Server is enabled, client network printers are created using the Universal print driver instead of the native drivers. Users see the same printer name as before.|
|Session printers||When you use the Citrix Universal Print Server solution, Universal print driver policy settings are honored.|
|Direct connections to print server||When the Universal Print Server is enabled and the Universal print driver usage policy setting is configured to use universal printing only, a direct network printer can be created to the print server, using the Universal print driver.|
|UPD preference||Supports EMF and XPS drivers.|
The Citrix Print Provider does not support client-side rendering.
The autocreation feature creates a list of printers available to a user after logon.
At the start of a session, the system auto-creates all printers on the user device by default. You can control what, if any, types of printers are provisioned to users and prevent autocreation.
Use the Citrix policy setting Auto-create client printers to control autocreation. You can specify that:
The Auto-create client printers setting requires that the Client printer redirection setting is Allowed (the default).
To create administrator-assigned printers, configure the Citrix policy setting Session printers. Add a network printer to that policy using one of the following methods:
Network printers created with the Session printers setting can vary according to where the session was initiated by filtering on objects such as subnets.
By default, the user's main printer is used as the default printer for the session. Use the Citrix policy setting Default printer to change how the default printer on the user device is established in a session.