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Allow Remote Printing from a Host Computer (Host Preferences)

    Deploy settings to allow remote printing.

    Host Preference Packages can only be applied to Windows hosts.

    Who can use this feature? The Host Preference Packages feature is available to any Account Holder of a Central Base account. For those Account Holders who have not switched over to a Base plan yet, a Central Premier or Plus subscription is required. Users of such accounts also need the Configuration Management permission.

    Host Preference Packages allow you to define and deploy preferences and security settings to Windows hosts in your Central account.
    1. Create a Host Preference Package, as follows:
      1. In Central, go to the Configuration > Host Preferences page.
      2. Click Add Package.

        Result: The New Host Preference Package page is displayed.

      3. Name your new Host Preference Package.
      4. Click Save.
    2. Under Category, select Remote Control.
    3. Under Remote Printing you have the following options:
      Option Description
      Enable remote printing Allow the client-side user to print from the host to a printer connected to the client.
      Force Bitmap Printing

      Select this option if material printed using remote printing does not print properly (it is mirrored, has the wrong layout, has meaningless characters and content, etc.). Bitmap printing is slow, but reliable.

    4. Continue to add settings to the Host Preference Package. When ready, click Finish and Save.
    5. Assign the Host Preference Package to computers or groups, as follows:
      1. In Central, go to the Configuration > Host Preferences page.
      2. Click Edit or Click here to assign next to the Host Preference Package you want to assign.
      3. Choose computers and groups using the left and right arrows.
      4. Click Save.
    Article last updated: 27 September, 2022