kenhutchinson
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ThinPrint and default printers

Does anybody know how to stop thinprint from automatically mapping the local default printer as the default printer in the VDI session?  I want thinprint to map printers into my VDI session but want to be able to manage the default printer myself.  It seems that if I change the default printer in VDI, log out and back in, my default printer has changed back to the same default printer I have locally.

Your help would be most appreciated.

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gunnarb
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I run across this issue often and normally suggest using a set of vb scripts just to set the default printer to whatever you want it to be.  I have a friend that wrote a series of scripts that run inside the VDI VM and check against a master list to make sure the default printer is always the correct one.

Its not a fix but its a good work around.


Gunnar Berger

www.gunnarberger.com

Gunnar Berger http://www.gunnarberger.com http://www.endusercomputing.com
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MarAndreas
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There is a client-side setting for that.

The OEM version that comes with View Client doesn't include the configuration GUI, but you can edit the settings directly.

On Windows it's a registry DWORD value called DefaultState - default value is 1, set it to 0

On 64 bit systems, the path is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ThinPrint\Client

On 32 bit systems, it's

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ThinPrint\Client

No idea how it works on other OSes

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kenhutchinson
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The reg key sounds exactly like what I need.  I'll give that a go and let you know.  Thanks!

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LarryBlanco2
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Nice, I like this one.  I'll keep it in my books for future reference.

Larry

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kenhutchinson
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Thanks that worked a treat.

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psplnalin123
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Thanks its works for me also I am searching for the same. Thx

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gunnarb
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There is a GUI for ThinPrint.  Its in the GPO.


Gunnar

Gunnar Berger http://www.gunnarberger.com http://www.endusercomputing.com
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kenhutchinson
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Which ADM has these settings configured for GPO?  I have all the vdm ADM templates loaded that come with View and I don't see these settings.  I would assume they would be part of the VDM_Client.adm file?

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