TSPrint uses the Microsoft Virtual Channels technology, so all traffic goes through the secured RDP connection. No need to forward or open any ports for TSPrint to work. It really is a plug-and-play solution.
Yes. You can use TSPrint both on an internet connection and your local area network. Now clients that work outside the office will be able to print out documents to their home printer without you having to first install that printer on your Terminal Services server.
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Please follow the video instructions on how to install TSPrint.
Take a look at this short video tutorial on how to install the TSPrint Client for MacOS.
(Minimum Version: 188.8.131.52) TSPrint is mostly used with two types of TSPrint printers: TSPrint Default and TSPrint Printer. The TSPrint Default printer will print everything to the local default printer without any dialogs. The TSPrint Printer in return will show each time a dialog where you can select the desired printer and its settings.
Now sometimes you would like to create a new printer and tell TSPrint to automatically transfer the print job to another local printer besides the default printer.
This can be done with the new type of TSPrint printer named TSPrint User Defined. By default, the TSPrint installation does not create such a printer.
To map a local printer to a TSPrint printer log-in to your terminal server and go to:
Start -> Programs -> TerminalWorks -> TSPrint Server -> Print Manager
Now to create a new user-defined printer that we can map to a local printer we press the green plus button on the lower-left corner of the dialog. This will show us the following dialog:
Enter the desired name of the printer and under TSPrint Function, select TSPrint User Defined. Now under the Printer Security field, you can add different users or groups which should be able to see and print to this printer. If you leave this field empty, then only YOU and the server Administrator will see this printer and be able to print to it.
After we save the new printer, it should appear as any other printer in our list:
Now the first time you print to this printer, a dialog will show up, which will ask you to select the desired local printer. If another user on the terminal server prints to the same printer, he will also receive this dialog the first time, and he will able to select his local printer. By printing on the terminal server to the user-defined TSPrint printer, TSPrint will check if the user has selected a local printer to which print jobs should be transferred. In case he has not, the earlier mentioned dialog will show up.
Now print to the printer, and your print job will automatically be transferred to the earlier selected local printer. Using this scheme, you can, for example, create a new printer and assign to him form sizes of your local POS printer, and each time, when printing on the terminal server, the print job with the correct form size will be printed on your local POS printer.
There are two ways you can disable this option. The first one would be to disable it globally on the terminal server by setting the right group policy. For more details about the please visit:
The second step would be to disable this locally on the workstation from which you connect. To do this please execute MSTSC.exe by going:
Start -> Run -> mstsc.exe
When the mstsc.exe dialog shows up click on the Options button on the bottom left side:
Now click on the Local Resources tab and uncheck the Printers box from the Local Devices and resources group.
TSPrint offers two different dialogs to configure the default printer. The first one works on a per-user basis and each individual user can set his own default printer by logging in to the terminal server and going to:
Start -> Programs -> TerminalWorks -> TSPrint Server -> Default Printer
If you wish to disable the defaulting of printers by TSPrint and leave it to Windows then select None as the default printer.
The second dialog works on a per-server basis and allows the system administrator to configure the default printer for all users on the terminal server. You can reach that dialog by going to:
Start -> Programs -> TerminalWorks -> TSPrint server -> Server Options
The server options dialog will allow you to select the default printer for all users on the terminal server. As with the per-user default printer dialog here you can also select None to tell TSPrint to leave the defaulting of printers to Windows.
Yes, you can use some of the TSPrint binaries to execute actions usually done through TSPrint. For example, you can just execute the following command line command:
C:\PROGRAM_FILES\TerminalWorks\TSPrint Server\pdfwriter.exe open "YOUR_FILE"
This would then invoke the same procedure which is done when you right-click on a file and select TSPrint Open Locally.
Besides the open option you can also use:
-send - To send the file to the local workstation. (A file save dialog will appear)
-mail - To send the file as a new e-mail with the file attached to the e-mail.
Sometimes, very special printers, including special page sizes, are hard to map with our virtual TSPrint printers. Results can be a blank page, bad positioning, etc. The solution is to create a Windows driver printer on the server-side, map local settings perfectly with our Windows driver printer.
To create a Windows driver printer, please follow the steps described in this document.
Log in to your terminal server and open:
Start -> Programs -> TerminalWorks -> TSPrint Server -> Print Manager
Press the green "+" sign to add a new printer.
Name the printer as you wish, we named it TSPrint TEST in our example.
Select Windows Driver as a TSPrint Function.
Select the printer driver you installed to your Terminal Server. Ensure that you have the correct drivers that correspond to the actual printer installed at the client workstation. We used Epson FX-870 in our example.
Set up the security options as needed by adding new Users or Groups. You can do so by pressing the green button showing a "+" or the red button showing a "-" sign.
Set up the security options as needed by adding new Users or Groups. We added the Everyone Group in this example. Press OK to confirm.
Press Save to complete the process.
Now print to the newly created printers, and the printed pages should now print out properly.
Changing the Print Engine
Connect to the terminal server through a remote session and open:
Open: Start -> All Programs -> TerminalWorks -> TSPrint Server -> Client Options
The following window will be shown on your screen:
Change the Print Engine using the dropdown menu as shown below. Select the print engine you wish to use and press the 'Save' button.
TSPrint Client Options
Here you can change several options:
- Print Engine
Print engine defines the way data is sent to the printer. Changing this option can help you correct the errors with faulty margins, fonts, and similar. If everything prints out OK, there is no need to change this option from the 'Default' value.
- Default Printer
Use the dropdown menu to select a printer you wish to use as the default one.
- Show Printer Settings
Selecting this option causes the printer's User Interface to be shown before printing.
- Map Settings
Selecting this option will allow you to set printer preferences when printing from the remote session and causing them to map to the local printer. If you do not select this option, and you set up some options (orientation for example) they will be discarded when printing takes place. In this case, local printer preferences will be used.
- Print as Image
Selecting this option will result in the print job being printed out as a picture, instead of a group of characters. This may solve problems when fonts are not printed out correctly but will cause larger print jobs and longer printing times.
Selecting this option will result in the print result being enlarged or shrunk to the page size. You can use this option in case you experience problems with margins.
- Printer Mappings
Custom printers created by the Print Manager module of TSPrint Server will be shown here. Printers can be edited by pressing the 'Edit' button. You can delete the unwanted printer by pressing the 'Delete' button.
Save selected options and close the window by pressing the 'Save' button.
Pressing the 'Help' button will open TerminalWorks Support pages.
Ericom Blaze RDP
In order for Ericom Blaze RDP to be working with TSPrint or TSScan, you have to do the following:
Start Ericom Blaze RDP client and open the 'Local Resources' tab. Press the '3rd party addins' button.
Check the box next to TSPrint and/or TSScan and press the 'OK' button.
Random printing order
If your documents are not printing in the order they were sent to the printer; please open the printer properties of the TSPrint printer you are sending the print job to (TSPrint Printer, TSPrint Default, or TSPrint PDF).
Under the 'Advanced' tab, check the box next to 'Print spooled documents first.
After doing the above, your documents will be printed out in the correct order.
When printing multiple documents and the print order is invalid on your printer, you have to set the Print spooled documents first option on the TSPrint printer where you experience this issue.
This option can be accessed by right-clicking on the TSPrint printer on your terminal server and selecting Printer Properties. After that, click on the Advanced tab and check the option.
When you have downloaded 'tsprint.tar.gz' from our site, you will need to extract it in the terminal with 'tar xvzf tsprint.tar.gz'.
That will create a sub-directory named 'tsprint'. Go to that directory with e.g. 'cd tsprint'.
In that directory, run our rdesktop with './rdesktop -u -p ' - substitute the parameters with your own.
Note: In case you get an error stating that libcrypto is not the right version please download this package:
http://terminalworks.com/downloads/tsprint/linux/libcrypto.so.0.9.zip and place it in "home/usr/lib"
Please try the following steps:
1) Connect to your Server side.
2) Go Start->All Programs->Terminal Works->TSPrint Server->License registration
3) Don't open the .license file! Just download it and remember the location
4) In the License registration select the "Load License File" button and select the license file from the downloaded location
Dear Reader, we would like to explain to you how to Tunnel TSPrint through multiple RDP sessions.
We want to show you an example to demonstrate its functionality:
The environment described in the picture above is an example of how to install TSPrint to achieve tunneling through multiple RDP sessions.
The most important part is to enable “Enable Session in Session” in the TSPrint Client Options on the "Middle Client."
The TSPrint Client Options can be found at Start\All Programs\TerminalWorks\TSPrint\Client Options.
NOTE: “Enable session in session” must be enabled on the middle client only.
|Level||Possible values are INFORM, MEDIUM and ERROR|
|MaxLogFile||Maximum number of log files that will be created.|
|MaxFileSize||Maximum size of one log file in megabytes.|
The full path of this mode in the Group Policy Management Console on Server 2003/2003R2:
"Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection"
and Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2/2016:
"Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Printer Redirection"
This policy setting allows you to specify whether the client default printer is automatically set as the default printer in a Terminal Services session.By default, Terminal Services automatically designates the client default printer as the default printer in a Terminal Services session. You can use this policy setting to override this behavior.
The policy has 3 options.
Enabled->The default printer is the printer specified on the remote computer.
Disabled->The terminal server automatically maps the client default printer and sets it as the default printer upon connection.
Not Configured->The default printer is not specified at the Group Policy level. However, an administrator can configure the default printer for client sessions by using the Terminal Services Configuration tool.
The Default page size depends on the Windows Region which is set during the Windows Installation.
When installing a new printer driver or adding a new printing device to your PC if the default
page size can be altered between the letter and A4 it will depend on the region set on your PC.
The image below shows the default page size setting per region.
First, we need to find out the version build of the client you use to connect to the server. To do so, connect from the MAC to the server using administrator credentials. Then open Server Options of TSPrint and enable logging for Print.
Now try to print and reproduce the issue. This will generate the logs on the server in "C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\TSPrint Server\logs\DOMAIN_NAME.USER_NAME-0.dbg.log".
Open the log file and locate ClientBuildNumber, Directory, and Product ID. This is the information you need.
Now navigate to "C:\Program Files (x86)\TerminalWorks\TSPrint Server."
Open mac_clients.ini file in Notepad.
Add the following information:
BuildNumber= here enter the ClientBuildNumber from the logs
Directory=here enter the Directory from the logs
productID=here enter the productID from the logs
Save the file and try to print again.
To resolve this issue caused by the latest Microsoft Remote Desktop application version, please follow the steps below:
1. Make sure you're running the latest version of the TSPrint Client as well as the TSPrint Server.
You can download the latest 184.108.40.206 client version.
And the 220.127.116.11 server version.
After you have installed the latest version before you connect to the remote session, please do the following:
2. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop application and click on the small edit button as marked on the image below.
3. Redirect the TSPrintDrive folder into the remote session by clicking on a "plus" sign in the bottom left corner, as marked on the image below. Make sure to select the folder called TSPrintDrive located in your Documents folder. Click on "Save."
That should do the trick. Now connect to the remote session and start printing!
Yes, Chrome OS and Android are fully supported.
You can download the TSPrint client application directly from the Google Playstore.
As always, just make sure that you have both parts of the TSPrint installed - the server part on the remote desktop server and the client part, in this case, on your Chromebook or Android mobile phone/tablet.
TSPrint Server part 18.104.22.168 or higher is required.
TSPrint client installation is very simple (as always) in this case:
1. Download and install TSPrint Client on your Chromebook or Android phone/tablet
You can download it from the following link from Google Playstore.
2. Make sure the TSPrint Client application is running in the background
Once the application has been installed from the Google Playstore, simply open it up and keep it open in the background.
3. Set up folder redirection
Before connecting to the server using any remote desktop application of your preference, make sure to enable the folder redirection so the TSPrint can communicate with your mobile phone without any issues. For example, in the picture below, we have enabled the folder redirection in the Microsoft Remote Desktop application.
4. Connect to the server and start printing
Once the folder redirection has been set up, connect to the server and print to one of the TSPrint virtual printers. As all of our virtual printers will behave the same when printing from mobile app, we would recommend printing directly to TSPrint Printer
Once the print job has been initiated, the following notification will arrive on your mobile phone or Chromebook. All you have to do is tap on it and then select the print jobs you wish to print (you can print all or one by one).
That's pretty much it. You're now all set for printing. Enjoy!
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