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ID: AR01C00136
Applies to: NX Software
Added on: 2005-01-25
Last update: 2010-01-15
How to configure printing in Linux sessions from your Windows client

To enable the printing option on your NX Client for Windows please follow the steps below.

  • Check that your printer has been shared on the network

    Depending on the version of your Operating system the procedure outlined below may slightly vary. Please refer to the documentation that comes with your OS to know how to share a printer resource. Users of Windows XP can follow the procedure below:

      Open the 'Control Panel' (select 'Start --> 'Control Panel')

      Open the 'Fax and Printers' by double-clicking on the 'Fax and Printers' icon.

      Right-click the printer to share and, from the context-menu, select 'Sharing'. The 'Properties' window for the selected printer appears.

      In the 'Sharing' tab select the 'Share this printer' radio button, choose a name for your printer (if you don't want to accept the default name proposed) then click on the 'OK' button to save your changes.

  • Enable printing support in your session

      Start NX Client; the 'Login' dialog appears.

      From the list in the select box select the Linux session for which you want to enable printing support.

      Click on the 'Configure' button to open the session configuration window.

      In the new window click on the 'Services' tab.

      Make sure that the 'Enable printer and file sharing' box has been checked.

      Click on the 'Add' button. A dialog with a list of shared printers appears.

      From the dialog select the printer you have chosen to share.

      Eventually specify a username and password that will be used when connecting to your printer.

      Repeat the procedure for all the printers you want to share.

      Click on the 'Save' and then 'Ok' buttons when you have configured all your printers to return to the 'Login' dialog.

    On the next logon your printers should be correctly shared and ready to use. You can now start your session by clicking on the 'Login' button.

    When connected to the remote server a dialog will ask you to select your printer driver from the list of drivers detected on the system. Please choose the appropriate model of your printer from the list.

    If you can't find the appropriate driver for one of the printers you want to use it probably indicates that the CUPS subsystem installed on the NX server doesn't have the drivers installed.

    You should ask your administrator of your NX server to install the CUPS drivers appropriate for your printer model.