To optimize printing performance, use the Universal Print Server and Universal print driver. The following policies control printing optimization and compression:
By default, all print jobs destined for network printers route from the Server OS machine, across the network, and directly to the print server. Consider routing print jobs over the ICA connection if the network has substantial latency or limited bandwidth. To do that, disable the Citrix policy setting Direct connections to print servers. Data sent over the ICA connection is compressed, so less bandwidth is consumed as the data travels across the WAN.
Use the following Citrix policy Bandwidth printer settings to configure printing bandwidth session limits. To set the limits for the site, perform this task using Studio. To set the limits for individual servers, perform this task using the Group Policy Management Console in Windows locally on each Server OS machine.
If you enter values for both settings, the most restrictive setting (the lower value) is applied.
To obtain real-time information about printing bandwidth, use Citrix Director.