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Universal Print Server policy settings

Dec 13, 2013

The Universal Print Server section contains policy settings for handling the Universal Print Server.

Universal Print Server enable

This setting enables or disables the Universal Print Server feature on the virtual desktop or server hosting applications. Apply this policy setting to Organisational Units (OUs) containing the virtual desktop or server hosting applications.

By default, the Universal Print Server is disabled.

When adding this setting to a policy, select one of the following options:
  • Enabled with fallback to Windows native remote printing. Network printer connections are serviced by the Universal Print Server, if possible. If the Universal Print Server is not available, the Windows Print Provider is used. The Windows Print Provider continues to handle all printers previously created with the Windows Print Provider.
  • Enabled with no fallback to Windows native remote printing. Network printer connections are serviced by the Universal Print Server exclusively. If the Universal Print Server is unavailable, the network printer connection fails. This setting effectively disables network printing through the Windows Print Provider. Printers previously created with the Windows Print Provider are not created while a policy containing this setting is active.
  • Disabled. The Universal Print Server feature is disabled. No attempt is made to connect with the Universal Print Server when connecting to a network printer with a UNC name. Connections to remote printers continue to use the Windows native remote printing facility.

Universal Print Server print data stream (CGP) port

This setting specifies the TCP port number used by the Universal Print Server print data stream Common Gateway Protocol (CGP) listener. Apply this policy setting only to OUs containing the print server.

By default, the port number is set to 7229.

Valid port numbers must be in the range of 1 to 65535.

Universal Print Server print stream input bandwidth limit (kpbs)

This setting specifies the upper boundary (in kilobits per second) for the transfer rate of print data delivered from each print job to the Universal Print Server using CGP. Apply this policy setting to OUs containing the virtual desktop or server hosting applications.

By default, the value is 0, which specifies no upper boundary.

Universal Print Server web service (HTTP/SOAP) port

This setting specifies the TCP port number used by the Universal Print Server Web service listener for incoming HTTP/SOAP requests. Ensure that the value specified for this setting is identical for both the OU containing the print server and the OU containing the virtual desktop or server hosting applications.

By default, the port number is set to 8080.

Valid port numbers must be in the range of 0 to 65535.