Problem-free Citrix printing – ezeep Dash ensures convenient printer driver distribution and management for desktops
When it comes to printing, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop still remain a challenge for every IT department. First, some background information – when printing with Citrix, the print job is created on a separate system usually in another location away from where the actual printout is issued. The user works on his desktop and uses a remote application via a session. Therefore, the print job not only has to be transmitted over the network connection, but also sent to a printer that the application provider may not even know. In order to meet these requirements, the printing process is generally split into two components – the printer-independent generation of the print job and the local rendering of the print job by a printer driver located on the desktop.
The first part of the print process is mapped either with the integrated Citrix universal printer driver or, even better, with the ThinPrint Engine. This offers companies:
- Optimal printing speed
- Compression of print jobs
- Printer model independence
- No printer drivers on the Citrix server
- Easy administration
- Support for home office printers
Easy setup of a local print environment thanks to ezeep Dash
Ultimately, these solutions don’t reduce the administration effort required for managing printer drivers on users’ desktops. For larger branch offices, it’s often recommended to use a print server. However, this simply leads to another server that needs to be set up and continuously maintained. This ultimately results in local staff being burdened with additional IT tasks. For organizations with many small branch offices, a central print server is therefore not a viable option.
With ezeep Dash, enterprise-wide print management can be implemented without the need for servers. Cloud-based print management offers you many advantages:
- Centralized print management covering all branches
- Very simple printer distribution
- A Self Service Portal for users
- Printing without a print server (direct IP printing)