[THIN] Local vs. Network printers

  • From: "Medeiros, Jim" <Jim.Medeiros@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 13:58:40 -0400

Being an Insurance company, we have a policy that does not allow printing to 
local printers as the information may be confidential.  We have been able to 
implement this with a policy in our CMC.  We only block this when users are 
coming through the CAG, no need to block this behavior when people are 
connected to the network.

Our intent was never to block users from printing to network printers.  We have 
just learned that in fact, we are.  Apparently, the policy that we created is 
blocking all printing - local and network.  

Question:  Is there a way to block the creation and/or mapping of local 
printers (someone's printer at home or remote office) but allow users to print 
to network printers (printers on our network and published in AD) and/or add 
them to their Citrix profile as needed?

Current policy details:
*       Client Devices -> Resources -> Ports -> turn off LPT ports -- Enabled
*       Printing -> Client Printers -> Auto Creation -- Enabled and set to Do 
not auto-create client printers
*       Printing -> Client Printers -> Turn off client printer mapping -- 

I appreciate any help that you have to offer.  

Thank you,
Jim Medeiros
Citrix Administrator
GMAC Insurance

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