Installing ThinPrint Engine on remote desktops

1021 views 1

Notes

License Server

Make sure that a License Server is already installed. For this, see License Server.

Unattended installation

Unattended installation and licensing are also possible; refer to Unattended instal­lation of ThinPrint Engine components.

Installation with installation wizard

Install ThinPrint Engine according to the example scenarios.

Note! Before beginning installation, we recommend closing all windows and applications and deactivating any virus scanner. Also be aware that after installation ThinPrint Engine will only become functional after a Windows restart.

Note! The prerequisite for the installer to install .NET Framework 3.5 is that the operating system has been updated to the latest version (which may already install .NET Framework 3.5).

The installation can be done on the Windows terminal server on which the license server was previously installed, or on a separate terminal server or virtual Windows desktop.

  • Start the installation program, e. g. Setup_ThinPrint_12_Complete_x64.exe or Setup_ThinPrintEngine_x64.exe.
  • Select Install ThinPrint Engine if you use the bundle installer Setup_Thin­Print_12_Complete_x64.exe.

  • Select your language and click OK.

  • The prerequisites installer will open. Click Install.

  • InstallShield Wizard will open. Click Next.

  • Read the license agreement and accept it. Click Next.

  • terminal server: Select Remote Desktop (first screenshot), and click Next.
  • virtual desktop: Select Desktop Engine (second screenshot), and click Next.

For assistance selecting the role, read Server roles and custom setup.

  • Enter the License Server address if it’s installed on a different machine. Confirm with Next.

  • If the account you’re using to install ThinPrint Engine shouldn’t have admin per­missions on the license server you’ll be asked for. Enter appropriate credentials. Confirm with OK.

  • Confirm installation folder with Next.

  • Start the installation procedure by clicking Install.

  • Click Finish.

  • Click Yes to reboot the server.

Note! Please also note the section Storage destination for AutoConnect set­tings.

New printer object

After installation, the _#ThinPrint Output Gateway (template) printer can be found in the server’s printers folder.

_#ThinPrint Output Gateway printer template in server’s printers folder

_#ThinPrint Output Gateway printer template in server’s printers folder

Template ThinPrint Output Gateway

This printer is a template for auto-created client printers. In other words, when a user establishes a connection to the terminal server, a printer is created (mapped) for them in the ICA or RDP session; this printer inherits all settings (e. g., compression level, the transmission protocol, and the TP Output Gateway printer driver) from the template.

Printers in a terminal session: TP Output Gateway printer driver inherited from a template (example)

printers in a terminal session: TP Output Gateway printer driver inherited from a template (example)

Further information

ThinPrint Clients must be installed on the client machines to receive ThinPrint print data (see Client setup).

The TP Output Gateway is used as a universal printer driver for Windows devices. Alternatively you can use the generic PostScript driver TP Output Gateway PS for Non-Windows devices.

For more information about creating and configuring printers and templates, see the sections Templates and ThinPrint Output Gateway.

By default, ThinPrint Engine automatically creates client printers in every terminal session. To simplify the selection of a ThinPrint printer within a session, the Windows automatic printer mapping function could be disabled.

Note! Please also note the section Storage destination for AutoConnect set­tings.

Previous Page
Next Page

Was this helpful?