Organizations that rely on Citrix as their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and/or published application solution are all too aware that printing in Citrix can be hit or miss. That’s why they tend to memorize the Citrix Lexmark printer driver compatibility list—or ignore it at their peril. Ensuring hardware compatibility is usually the first step toward troubleshooting a Lexmark printer that isn’t working with Citrix printing.
Citrix’s software has evolved, though, and so too has the Citrix Lexmark Printer Support Phone Number driver compatibility list. Because manufacturers can’t always be counted upon to update and maintain drivers for legacy devices, Lexmark printer models that were once supported aren’t necessarily compatible with the current version of XenApp. That kind of obsolescence can get awfully expensive when whole Lexmark printer fleets have been purchased with the intent of printing in Citrix.
The finicky nature of Citrix printing also makes it difficult for organizations with diverse or niche Lexmark printer fleets. Either they have to cross-reference every single Lexmark printer with the compatibility list whenever a new XenApp version rolls out, or they have to opt for the universal Citrix print driver. The Citrix Universal Print Driver is incredibly useful in these situations because it ensures broad compatibility across heterogeneous hardware environments, but configuring it still suffers from the same unpredictability as Citrix printing in general. For example, certain applications might not be able to see and print to certain Lexmark printers—or even certain models of Lexmark printers—for reasons that aren’t always clear.
Lexmark Printer’s print management solution takes the uncertainty out of printing in Citrix. It doesn’t matter if your Lexmark printer is on the Citrix printer driver compatibility list or not because our software helps to bridge the compatibility divide through its versatility and acclaimed ease of use.
With Lexmark Printer, there are two general methods of Citrix printing. You can use whichever one your organization prefers and finds most efficient for use in XenApp.
Auto-created Lexmark printers: Using this method, admins install (or deploy) the Lexmark Printer software client to the end-user workstation. Lexmark Printers can then be deployed to the workstation automatically and are recreated through the policy of Lexmark printer auto-creation that is common in Citrix printing. All the workstation Lexmark printers will be replicated inside the session and use the universal Citrix print driver, which precludes the need to cross-check devices with the Citrix Lexmark printer driver compatibility list.
Session Lexmark printers: In this scenario, admins install the Lexmark Printer client right into the Citrix XenApp session. The client automatically gathers information about the end-user workstation from the Citrix session and uses that information to install the appropriate Lexmark Printer Tech Support Number. The advantage here is that Lexmark Printer plays a larger role in the Citrix printing process, so, for instance, end users are able to use Lexmark Printer’s intuitive self-service installation portal to locate and install their own Lexmark printers. They also don’t have to use the universal Citrix print driver; the print job is sent to the Lexmark printer via a direct IP connection.
Even in large-scale and longtime Citrix environments, there’s no longer any need to fret about whether or not your Lexmark printer is (or will continue to be) on the Citrix Lexmark printer driver compatibility list. Lexmark Printer’s next-gen print management solution integrates seamlessly with XenApp and XenDesktop to restore order and reliability to Citrix printing. For more details on printing in Citrix using Lexmark Printer, click here.