LRS Output Management Solutions for Citrix Printing
Many organizations deploy Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp software as a means of providing a secure, standardized workplace environment with minimal administrative overhead. However, printing from Citrix desktops and applications can be complicated, especially in environments with various types of thin/zero client terminals.
Especially end users can struggle with how to use Citrix when it comes to printing. They can lose access to printer definitions and settings after logging out. Deploying and updating printer drivers can be complex. These and other Citrix related printing problems increase the IT administrative burden and impact user productivity. All this can easily be changed by implementing a print and output management solution specifically designed for remote desktop environments, such as XenDesktop and XenApp.
Virtual Session Printer Agent (VSPA) Citrix printing solutions from LRS help IT administrators easily associate users, printers, and terminals in an intelligent manner to ensure reliable printing across the enterprise. Using a simple yet powerful web-based interface, authorized staff can define printers for end users and thin/zero client terminals and designate which printer is the default device for application printing.
Intelligent management of user- and terminal-specific printer definitions ensures that an employee always has the ability to print to a nearby device, to the printer back in his or her office, or to any required location on the network. The VSPA software minimizes the chance of printing problems and makes remote desktop printing as reliable as printing from any physical Windows system. This solution greatly reduces the time needed to find and install printers when a new connection to the Citrix server is established. Time that employees can spend on activities that positively impact your business. This impacts your bottom line.
Citrix printing solutions from LRS help your end-users and IT staff by providing the following benefits:
- Simplify the printing process by making it easy to define and maintain printers and drivers in a VDI environment
- Establish a single solution to manage printing from Citrix as well as other enterprise platforms
- Improve the overall VDI user experience for fewer printing problems and greater user productivity
Another way to further simplify the remote desktop printing experience, is to enable proximity printing (also called location based printing). This means that the nearby printers are automatically detected and the print queues are installed. When an employee logs on to the system, he or she will not need to manually install printers. Instead, the VSPA solution will know what location the employee is at and which printers are closest by. This adds to the seamless end-user printing experience you will want in your organization.
How Citrix Printing Works with LRS
Working with thin clients is intended to improve mobility but also to optimize the IT infrastructure. A print management solution should support this strategy. With LRS Output Management Solutions, employees can print anywhere, anytime, from any device they are using, including mobile devices.
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