How to Simplify Citrix Printing

Although Citrix is the go-to solution for delivering remote desktop and applications to the enterprise, it routinely falls short when it comes to effectively deploying printer queues in a zero-, thin- and fat-client configuration.

IT professionals value Citrix for its scalability, accessibility and security. Through XenApp and XenDesktop, end users easily gain access to mission-critical applications with a consistent workspace from nearly anywhere and from nearly any device, all while keeping critical data secure in the data center.

With these benefits comes complexity. Although Citrix is the go-to solution for delivering remote desktop and applications to the enterprise, it routinely falls short when it comes to effectively deploying printer queues in a zero-, thin- and fat-client configuration. This makes it not only convenient but imperative to find a solution that simplifies printer management in a Citrix environment.

This paper outlines how a Citrix environment works to deliver print jobs to a printer, explains the pitfalls and dangers of printing from a Citrix environment, and shows how Printer Installer from PrinterLogic quickly and permanently solves the many problems associated with Citrix printing.

PrinterLogic has designed Printer Installer to solve many of the problems associated with Citrix printing by refining the printing process itself and providing powerful printer management. It seamlessly integrates with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop to give IT admins a feature-rich web-based admin console, an intuitive self-service installation portal, and an unobtrusive end-user client. This print management solution addresses the many issues related to Citrix printing by converting printers to centrally-managed direct IP printing, thereby eliminating the need for print servers, streamlining infrastructure, increasing print reliability and reducing wide area network (WAN) traffic.

With PrinterLogic, you can replace all the functionality that print servers used to provide, while adding many new features that simplify print management and provisioning, reduce costs, and empower users to install printers for themselves, without calling the help desk.