Printing from a remote desktop session

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Follow this step-by-step guide to print from a remote desktop session on your iOS device using ThinPrint Mobile Session Print.

Start a remote desktop session

Step 1 of the scenario.

Microsoft Remote Desktop app and ThinPrint Mobile Session Print app

Microsoft Remote Desktop app and ThinPrint Mobile Session Print app

  • Establish a con­nection to the terminal server.
RD Client: connection properties for Remote Desktop connection (example)

RD Client: connection properties for Remote Desktop connection (example)

Trigger the print job

Step 2 of the scenario.

  • Open a file or an application on the desktop.
  • From there, open the app’s menu and tap on Print.
Remote desktop: opening file and selecting Print (example)

Remote desktop: opening file and selecting Print (example)

  • Print with Mobile Printer by tapping Print and then OK.
Remote desktop: sending print job to Mobile Printer

Remote desktop: sending print job to Mobile Printer

  • A push notification showing available print jobs will appear.
iOS: print job push notification

iOS: print job push notification

Send the print job to a printer

Step 6 of the scenario.

  • Tap on the push notification. You will be forwarded automat­ically to the Mobile Session Print app. This connects to the Mobile Session Print server in order to retrieve the print job information and download the print job.
  • When New print job ready appears start the AirPrint process by tap­ping on Print now.
Mobile Session Print app: print job information

Mobile Session Print app: print job information

Step 7 of the scenario.

  • The AirPrint menu will open. If necessary, tap on Select Printer and select a printer in the network.
  • Then tap on Print to send the received print job to that printer.
AirPrint menu: tap Print when printer is selected

AirPrint menu: tap Print when printer is selected

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