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Assign network printers to users

Mar 26, 2013

To configure specific printers to be redirected in sessions

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:

  • Enter the printer UNC path using the format \\servername\printername.
  • Browse to a printer location on the network.
  • Browse for printers on a specific server. Enter the server name using the format \\servername and click Browse.
Important: The server merges all enabled session printer settings for all applied policies, starting from the highest to lowest priorities. When a printer is configured in multiple policy objects, custom default settings are taken from only the highest priority policy object in which that printer is configured.

Network printers created with the Session printers setting can vary according to where the session was initiated by filtering on objects such as subnets.

To specify a default network printer for a session

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.

  1. On the Default printer settings page, select a setting for Choose client’s default printer:
    • Network printer name . Printers added with the Session printers policy setting appear in this menu. Select the network printer to use as the default for this policy.
    • Do not adjust the user’s default printer. Uses the current Terminal Services or Windows user profile setting for the default printer. For more information, refer to the on-screen policy settings help.
  2. Apply the policy to the group of users (or other filtered objects) you want to affect.

To configure proximity printing

Note: Proximity printing is also provided by the Citrix Universal Print Server and does not require the configuration described in this section.
  1. Create a separate policy for each subnet (or to correspond with printer location).
  2. In each policy, add the printers in that subnet’s geographic location to the Session printers setting.
  3. Set the Default printer setting to Do not adjust the user's default printer.
  4. Filter the policies by client IP address. Be sure to update these policies to reflect changes to the DHCP IP address ranges.