[THIN] Re: Does Windows 2008 / XenApp 5 fix all Printing Issues

  • From: "Chad Schneider (IT)" <Chad.M.Schneider@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:43:37 -0600

My first concern for you....you want printing issues to go away, but are 
looking to go to 64-bit Citrix...
We have found numerous issues with printing in our 64-bit Citrix environment, 
due to the intracacies of 64-bit print drivers and the fact many drivers for 
many printers are not 64-bit.

>>> On 1/21/2009 at 4:56 PM, <angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Our existing farm of Windows 2003 / Presentation Server 4 had quite a few 
issues with Printing.  Large PDF spool sizes, Print Spooler crashes etc with 
both Native Drivers and Citrix Universal Driver.  Im looking at upgrading to  
Windows 2008 / XenApp 5 (64 bit) and was wondering if anyone is running it and 
whether Windows 2008 Printer Improvements are sufficient to make Printing 
reliable once and for all without having to buy a third party product.

I know third party Products such as Tricerat ScrewDrivers support the latest 
Citrix/Windows versions but are they really needed?  Has anyone seen a matrix 
that compares Printer functionality between Windows 2008/XenApp 5 and 

Id love to hear your experiences with Printing if your running Windows 2008 / 


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