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Default Printer Is Set to the DaaS Client’s Redirected Printer

Issue Description

By default, the local printers will be redirected to the virtual desktop. The printer that is set as the default on the local machine will be redirected and set as the default printer on the virtual desktop. This is by design on the View client.


To prevent the View client from setting the redirected printer as the default change the registry entries below. For dynamic desktops this will be done on the pattern and the pool will need to be refreshed. On static desktops, each desktop will need the key changed.

*Note: Editing the registry can cause irreparable harm to your system. Green Cloud is not in any way responsible for damage caused to your pattern and/or pool by incorrectly editing the registry.

32-bit systems – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ThinPrint\Client

64-bit systems – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ThinPrint\Client

Change the REG_DWORD value for DefaultState key to 0

  • A value of 1 sets the default printer in the View desktop to the default printer on the computer running the View Client.
  • A value of 0 disables this redirection.
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