Using the Printer Setup Dialog Box for Local USB or Parallel Printers
In this example you have an HP LaserJet 4000 attached to a thin client USB port. When connecting USB
printers, some printers fill out the Printer Name and Printer Identification fields for you.
To Configure the Printer to print locally attached printers through USB or Parallel ports.
1. From the desktop menu, click System Setup → Printer.
The Printer Setup dialog box is displayed.
2. Click Printer Setup, and use the following guidelines for the Ports tab when printing to a local USB
a. Select Port — Select LPT1 or LPT2 port.
b. Printer Name — Enter name you want displayed in your list of printers, most USB direct-
connected printers report/fill in their printer name automatically.
c. Printer Identification — Enter the type or model of the printer in the exact text of the Windows
printer driver name — including capitalizations and spaces most USB direct-connected printers
report/fill in their printer identifications automatically. In our example case, enter HP LaserJet
4000 Series PCL.
d. Printer Class — (Optional) You can leave this blank.
e. Enable the printer device — Must be selected to enable the directly connected printer enables
the device so it displays on the remote host.
3. Click OK to save the settings.
Using INI Parameters for Local USB or Parallel Printers
Configuring local printing using ThinOS INI parameters is simple and an easy way to configure a printer
for all clients in your environment assuming every printer is the same.
Your INI parameters will look something like the following:
Name="HP LaserJet 4000" \
PrinterID="HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL" \
NOTE: The PrinterID is the exact text of the Windows printer driver name, so if a printer driver is
named HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL in Windows, then it must be exactly the same in the PrinterID
field in the INI parameters including capitalizations and spaces.
Printing to Non-Windows Network Printers (LPD)
ThinOS can print to non-Windows network printers as long as the printers can accept LPR print requests.
Most workgroup printers and large network printers have this capability be sure to check with your
vendor that the printer can accept Line Printer Request print requests.
Once your thin client is configured to print to an LPR capable printer, the client will then redirect this
printer through an RDP or ICA connection to your back end infrastructure. In this way the client will
connect to your back end infrastructure and this network printer will appear as a client local printer.
Using the Printer Setup Dialog Box for Non-Windows Network Printers (LPD)
To configure the Printer Setup dialog box for Non-Windows Network Printers (LPD).
1. From the desktop menu, click System Setup, and then click Printer.