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Print Driver Management in Citrix Environments

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Print Driver Management in Citrix Environments

Citirx is a bit like marmite – you either love it or you hate it. But unlike marmite, it is one of the frustrating necessities in today’s enterprise environment. Thousands of businesses would be stranded if it just disappeared tomorrow. But it doesn’t come without its fair share of issues, including an archaic print management interface. With multiple printing methods comes the limited control and inability to flexibly deploy printers, it is almost impossible for IT managers to ensure every single user can always access and use a printer. There are many solutions out there claiming to ‘manage the print driver problem’ within Citrix, but very few actually deliver on that promise. They struggle particularly with legacy print issues, which many businesses are, sadly, full of. But the solution Tipac and PrinterLogic deploy specialises in making print driver management in Citrix Environments as effortless as possible, by creating a solution specifically designed to work with its print driver flaws, not against them.

Solving The Struggle

In their article, PrinterLogic explain:

“Unlike some other solutions that claim to support Citrix printing, PrinterLogic doesn’t restrict you to a specific printing method or force you to adopt a new paradigm. With PrinterLogic you can deploy printers intro Citrix sessions in any of the following ways:

  • Citrix Universal Printer: By using our solution to provision direct IP printers to the endpoint device and then having that device print to the Citrix Universal Printer, you gain support for home printers and benefit from PrinterLogic’s simplified administration as well as flexible driverless printing.
  • Citrix auto-created printers: Like the above method, using PrinterLogic in conjunction with the auto-create/redirect option in Citrix printing provides support for print job compression and much easier administration of printers and drivers.
  • Session printers: Here you can leverage the power of PrinterLogic to provision direct IP printers into each session, delivering benefits like proximity printing for location-based printer deployment, instant printer creation, self-service printer installation for end users, and no need for rights management.

Whichever method you choose, PrinterLogic brings unparalleled control and simplicity to your Citrix print management. If you choose to use the Citrix Universal Printer alongside PrinterLogic, you can sidestep potential conflicts with Citrix print drivers for legacy or unsupported devices while enjoying an ease of administration that no other print management solution can deliver. Alternatively, if you opt to use discrete printer drivers, PrinterLogic’s robustness and intuitive centralized management console will allow your IT team to conveniently access and maintain a working repository of Citrix print drivers.”

So you see, it doesn’t have to be all angry shouting and frustrated struggling in Citrix. The issues you experience every day don’t have to be an inevitable part of the day – in fact, they don’t even need to happen! To find out more about managing print drivers within Citrix, or to book your free demo, get in touch with us today.