Many organizations have turned to virtualization solutions
like XenDesktop and XenApp offered by Citrix to keep a lid on escalating application
licensing and server costs. While those benefits help organizations keep their
budgets in line, virtualizing desktops and application servers can also
increase the complexity of document printing for the organization.
As a result of working with multiple users experiencing
frustration with printer definitions not being persistent across user sessions
and trying to troubleshoot print failures, LRS began working closely with
Citrix several years ago as part of the Citrix Ready program.
Being a member of the Citrix Ready program, LRS Developers gain
early access to new versions of the XenApp and XenDesktop applications so we
can address changes in the new versions of those products. Once we adapt our
products to the new versions, we submit the enhanced versions of our products
to Citrix for compatibility testing. This process ensures our products work seamlessly
with the new versions of the Citrix product line as they are introduced to the
Session Printer Agent (VSPA)
product provides Citrix XenApp customers with
significant value in minimizing the number of print objects required to be
defined on a XenApp server. Xen Desktop customers gain additional value in
being able to have printer definitions be persistent across user sessions,
allow users to find and define printers based on their location and other ways
of simplifying printing from a XenDesktop application environment.
The LRS Approach