You use the AutoConnect Map Additional Printers for VMware View group policy setting to map printers to View desktops.

AutoConnect Map Additional Printers for VMware View is a name translation table that identifies printers and defines associated translation rules. Translation Table Columns and Values describes the syntax of the translation table.

Translation Table Columns and Values

Column

Description

IP Range

A translation rule that specifies a range of IP addresses for client systems.

To specify IP addresses in a specific range, use the following notation:

ip_address-ip_address

For example: 10.112.116.0-10.112.119.255

To specify all of the IP addresses in a specific subnet, use the following notation:

ip_address/subnet_mask_bits

For example: 10.112.4.0/22

This notation specifies the usable IPv4 addresses from 10.112.4.1 to 10.112.7.254.

Type an asterisk to match any IP address.

Client Name

A translation rule that specifies a computer name.

For example: Mary's Computer

Type an asterisk to match any computer name.

Mac Address

A translation rule that specifies a MAC address. In the GPO editor, you must use the same format that the client system uses. For example:

Windows clients use hyphens: 01-23-45-67-89-ab

Linux clients use colons: 01:23:45:67:89:ab

Type an asterisk to match any MAC address.

User/Group

A translation rule that specifies a user or group name.

For example: jdoe

Type an asterisk to match any user name or group.

Printer Name

The name of the printer when it is mapped to the View desktop.

For example: PRINTER-2-CLR

The mapped name does not have to match the printer name on the client system.

Printer Driver

The name of the driver that the printer uses.

For example: HP Color LaserJet 4700 PS

Important

Because print jobs are sent directly from the desktop to the printer, the printer driver must be installed on the desktop.

IP Port/ThinPrint Port

For network printers, the IP address of the printer prepended with IP_.

For example: IP_10.114.24.1

Default

Indicates whether the printer is the default printer.

You use the buttons that appear above the column headings to add, delete, and move rows and save and import table entries. Each button has an equivalent keyboard shortcut. Mouse over each button to see a description of the button and its equivalent keyboard shortcut. For example, to insert a row at the end of the table, click the first table button or press Alt+A. Click the last two buttons to import and save table entries.

Location-Based Printing Group Policy Setting Example shows an example of two translation table rows.

Location-Based Printing Group Policy Setting Example

IP Range

Client Name

Mac Address

User/

Group

Printer Name

Printer Driver

IP Port/ThinPrint Port

Default

*

*

*

*

PRINTER-1-CLR

HP Color LaserJet 4700 PS

IP_10.114.24.1

10.112.116.140-10.112.116.145

*

*

*

PRINTER-2-CLR

HP Color LaserJet 4700 PS

IP_10.114.24.2

X

The network printer specified in the first row will be mapped to a View desktop for any client system because asterisks appear in all of the translation rule columns. The network printer specified in the second row will be mapped to a View desktop only if the client system has an IP address in the range 10.112.116.140 through 10.112.116.145.