Virtual desktop interface (VDI) solutions like VMware have the ability to offer your organization a consistent, lean computing experience across a variety of distributed locations, but VMware Horizon printing doesn’t always succeed in meeting every organization’s needs or expectations. The reasons for that generally fall into two broad categories: flexibility and reliability.
Out of the box, VMware printing has two basic options for provisioning printers:
To nip some of the most common VMware Horizon printing issues in the bud, there are a few recommended courses of action:
Solve VMware Horizon printing issues with PrinterLogic
PrinterLogic’s next-generation print management solution integrates seamlessly with your VMware printing environment to provide the necessary stability, ease of management and reliability to overcome many of the VMware Horizon printing issues noted above.
Its acclaimed centralized management console allows you to add, update and remove printers as well as drivers across your entire VMware environment with just a few clicks. Its effortless deployments enable you to deliver printers to end users with all the dynamic, automated benefits of location-based printing—but without the need for GPOs and scripts. Its direct IP printing paradigm establishes one-to-one connections between clients and network printers, which curtails print-related WAN traffic. Its intuitive self-service portal empowers end users to identify and install nearby printers themselves with a single click.
And, just as importantly, PrinterLogic does all this without the need for any new infrastructure. In fact, you can use our on-premises solution as well as our new SaaS cloud-based solution, PrinterCloud, to completely eliminate print servers from your VMware Horizon printing environment. Permanently removing all that expense and hassle from your print environment could very well be the best practice there is.