The Printing tab page allows you to configure printing options.

In the Technology drop-down list, select the technology to use when redirecting printers to a remote computer:

  • None. No printer redirection will be configured.

  • RAS Universal Printing technology. Select this option to use RAS Universal Printing technology.

  • Microsoft Basic Printing Redirection technology. Select this option to use Microsoft Basic printing technology.

  • RAS Universal Printing and Microsoft Basic redirection technologies. Select this option to use both Parallels RAS and Microsoft technologies.

RAS Universal Printing Technology

If you selected RAS Universal Printing technology, you need to select printers to redirect in the Redirect Printers drop-down list:

  • All. All printers on the client side will be redirected.

  • Default only. Only the Windows default printer will be redirected.

  • Specific only. Select the printers to redirect in the provided list. The list becomes enabled for selection only if you select this option.

Microsoft Basic Printing Redirection Technology

If you selected Microsoft Basic Printing Redirection technology, you can modify printer properties by selecting a printer in the list and then clicking the Edit button. In the dialog that opens, specify a desired printer manufacturer and model number.

Default printer settings

To configure default printer settings, click the Change Default Printer settings button.

The default printer list shows the available printers that are ready to be redirected by the client to the remote computer. The list also includes the printing technology that the available printers will use. The technology reflects the setting selected, as described in the Technology section (above). For example, if the technology was set to RAS Universal Printing technology, only the printers using RAS Universal Printing will be listed.

To disable the default printer, select <none>. To redirect the default local printer on the client side to the remote computer, select <defaultlocalprinter>. When <custom> is selected, you can specify a custom printer which might be installed on the remote computer. The first printer that matches the printer name inserted in the custom text box, will be set as the default printer on the remote computer.

Select Match exact printer name to match the name exactly as inserted in the custom text box. Please note that the remote printer name may be different than the original printer name. Also note that local printers may not be redirected due to server settings or policies.

You can specify the time a printer will be forced as default. If the default printer is changed during this time after the connection is established, the printer is reset as default.

Select the Update the remote default printer if the local default printer is changed option to change the remote default printer automatically when the local default printer is changed. Please note that the new printer must have been previously redirected.

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