A Terminal Server is used by many organizations that want to enable multiple users to connect to a single server system. As with any server-based infrastructure, however, it can be challenging to implement basic print capabilities that are both reliable and intuitive for end users. Even if you’re doing your best to follow best practices, you might find your Terminal Server printing slow or problematic, particularly if many users are accessing it remotely over a wide-area network (WAN) connection.
To be sure, not all Terminal Server setups are the same. Typically there are two main variants:
Seasoned admins will immediately spot the drawbacks of these setups. With each new link in the network chain, the potential for interruption or incompatibility is increased. The second variant really highlights this. The hops from Terminal Server to client computer and finally to printer create at least three opportunities for the print job to become corrupted or slowed. As part of their Terminal Server printing best practices, many organizations have deployed print servers to help restore some control to print management. But these print servers come with their own issues—in addition to introducing another fallible network link that can make Terminal Server printing slow and unreliable.
Things get even trickier in remote situations. With greater reliance on the WAN connection to the Terminal Server, printing can both cause and suffer from bottlenecks. That’s why organizations have started to look to Terminal Server printing software solutions for alternatives to these setups. Unfortunately, print servers are often still part of that print management equation. This opens the possibility of trading one set of printing problems for another.
For Terminal Server printing software without the inherent compromises of print servers, there’s PrinterLogic. Our next-generation print management solution is like bundling all of the Terminal Server printing best practices into a single convenient, fast-deploying and cost-effective printing platform. Even in unique or challenging Terminal Server environments, PrinterLogic’s solution can be implemented seamlessly and offers the following benefits:
And that’s just the start. PrinterLogic’s enterprise print management solution is the Terminal Server printing software you’ve been waiting to discover. It makes the notoriously difficult process of Terminal Server printing easy.
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