The ranting of an IT Professional

Aug 25 2008   9:01PM GMT

Getting non-supported printers to work with Citrix Print Manager

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

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As a general rule I quite like the Citrix Print manager, overall it does it’s job quite well and I think it supports a diverse group of printers. What I don’t like is when some people buy the crappiest, cheapest printers imaginable and then get angry at me when they don’t work with Citrix, particularly when they have had this issue before and I sent them the approved printers list and this printer isn’t on it. So for those times when “Buy a better printer” isn’t an appropriate response, here is the best solution I have.

Set the printer up as a network printer (buy the absolute cheapest usb print server if you have to), and then create a startup script to map LPT1 to the network share.

net use lpt1: \\servername\printername

Create a new printer using the HP LJ 1100 driver and assign it to print to LPT1. Rename the printer to something the user will associate with to his printer.

It’s quick and dirty but it works.

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