Configuring Virtual Channel Gateway

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On terminal servers

  • On terminal servers, open Virtual Channel Gateway in the ThinPrint configu­ration.
  • Select Edit Settings.
Virtual Channel Gateway configuration

Virtual Channel Gateway configuration

Add (terminal servers only)

  • On terminal servers, select Add to enter IP addresses of print servers, on which Thin­Print Engine is installed and on which Virtual Channel Gateway is to be used for print­ing. For failover clusters add the IP addresses of all cluster nodes.
Add IP addresses of ThinPrint Servers

Add IP addresses of ThinPrint Servers


Modify IP addresses for print servers


Delete a print server’s IP address

TCP port

TCP Port number for TCP/IP communication with the ThinPrint Engine (default: 4000).

Note: The TCP port numbers in ThinPrint Ports (on print servers) and Virtual Channel Gateway (on terminal servers or virtual desktops) must match. Make sure that no other application is using this TCP port.


  • Click Apply or OK to confirm. The result is shown in following illustration.
Virtual Channel Gateway configured

Virtual Channel Gateway configured


Further steps

  • On the central print server: create ThinPrint Ports and select Use Virtual Chan­nel Gateway in the ThinPrint Port configuration. (This can also be done with Management Center or Management Services.)
Set ThinPrint Port to Use Virtual Channel Gateway

Set ThinPrint Port to Use Virtual Channel Gateway

  • Create printers, attach them to these ports and share them.
  • For Windows devices, create exactly one printer per printer model or per class of printer that uses TP Output Gateway as its printer driver.
Für jedes Druckermodell einen Output-Gateway-Drucker anlegen

Creating an Output Gateway printer for each printer model

  • In contrast, for non-Windows devices create exactly one V-Layer pair per printer model.
V-Layer-Druckerpaare auf dem zentralen Druckserver

V-Layer printer pairs on a central print server

  • Configure Dynamic Printer Matrix on the terminal server or in the respective Group Policy (see ThinPrint group policies).
  • Establish an RDP, ICA or PCoIP connection from a workstation to the terminal server or to the virtual desktops.
  • In the session, open an application and perform a test print to each of these printers.
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