Note on test methodology – This is a basic summary of the testing that was performed on the feature.
Actual testing is much more extensive and, therefore, beyond the scope of this document.
Network print servers
Network print servers (not running Citrix XenApp™ Server) are servers with shared printers attached
to them. Administrators import these network print servers into the Citrix XenApp™ Server farm to
make the shared printers available to all users when they connect to the server farm.
HP LaserJet/Business Inkjet/Designjet/Deskjet printers were attached to the print server using a
parallel cable, USB or installed by creating a TCP/IP port and connecting to the printer through
Jetdirect. These printers were configured for multiple users. Drivers for the printers were downloaded
from the HP Driver Support website.
The network print server was imported into the Citrix XenApp™ Server farm, and the availability of
shared printers was verified. A printer policy was then created for Session printers and a User filter
created for the Session printer policy for domain users, allowing domain users logged on to the
XenApp™ server farm to verify that the shared network printer was available in the client session, and
that the client could print successfully.
Printer model tested
HP Color LaserJet 3000
HP LaserJet 4000
HP Business Inkjet 1100
HP Deskjet D2360
HP Deskjet 5440
HP Designjet 4000 PostScript
Known issues with network print server and HP printers and drivers
No issues were discovered when testing the Citrix XenApp™ Server Import Network Server feature
using the HP LaserJet/Business Inkjet/Designjet/Deskjet printers and drivers listed above.
Policies are used to apply Citrix XenApp™ Server settings for client device mapping, for example, to
specific users, clients, and servers. Policies override similar settings configured farm-wide at the server
level or on the client. Printer policies are used for configuring settings such as autocreation, legacy
client printers, printer property retention print job routing, printer mapping, printer driver
configuration, and session printers
Driver version tested
HP Color LaserJet 3000 Series PCL
HP Color LaserJet 3000 Series
HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL6
HP Business Inkjet 1100 Series
HP Deskjet D2300 Series
HP Deskjet 5400 Series
HP Designjet 4000ps PS3