To set up location-based printing, you configure the AutoConnect Map Additional Printers for VMware View group policy setting. The group policy setting is a name translation table that maps printers to View desktops.

Verify that the Microsoft MMC and the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in are available on your Active Directory server or on the domain computer that you use to configure group policies.

Register the DLL file TPVMGPoACmap.dll on your Active Directory server or on the domain computer that you use to configure group policies. See Register the Location-Based Printing Group Policy DLL File.

Familiarize yourself with syntax of the AutoConnect Map Additional Printers for VMware View group policy setting. See Location-Based Printing Group Policy Setting Syntax.

Create a GPO for the location-based group policy setting and link it to the OU that contains your View desktops. See Create GPOs for View Group Policies for an example of how to create GPOs for View group policies.

Because print jobs are sent directly from the View desktop to the printer, verify that the required printer drivers are installed on your desktops.

1

On the Active Directory server, edit the GPO.

AD Version

Navigation Path

Windows 2003

a

Select Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.

b

Right-click the OU that contains your View desktops and select Properties.

c

On the Group Policy tab, click Open to open the Group Policy Management plug-in.

d

In the right pane, right-click the GPO that you created for the location-based printing group policy setting and select Edit.

Windows 2008

a

Select Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management.

b

Expand your domain, right-click the GPO that you created for the location-based printing group policy setting and select Edit.

The Group Policy Object Editor window appears.

2

Expand Computer Configuration, open the Software Settings folder, and select AutoConnect Map Additional Printers for VMware View.

3

In the Policy pane, double-click Configure AutoConnect Map Additional Printers.

The AutoConnect Map Additional Printers for VMware View window appears.

4

Select Enabled to enable the group policy setting.

The translation table headings and buttons appear in the group policy window.

Important

Clicking Disabled deletes all table entries. As a precaution, save your configuration so that you can import it later.

5

Add the printers that you want to map to View desktops and define their associated translation rules.

6

Click OK to save your changes.