How to Change a Printer's Default Settings in Citrix

By Ruri Ranbe

You can set up Citrix to store data in the user profile or the client system.
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Configuring a printer in a Citrix session is no different from setting up a printer in Windows Server -- you can change the device's paper orientation, page layout, tray assignment and other options from the properties window. After changing a printer's default settings, you can modify the associated policy to retain your configuration.

Click "Start," select "Devices and Printers" and right-click on the target printer.

Select "Properties" or "Printer Properties" from the context menu. Click "Preferences" or "Printing Preferences" on the General tab.

Choose the desired orientation, document options, paper size and quality, copy count and other settings from the options. Click "OK."

Click "Device Settings." Select an option from the list and choose the corresponding setting from the associated drop-down menu.

Click "Advanced" and configure availability, print spooling, printing features and other options.

Click "OK" to alter the device's configuration.

Click "Start" and navigate through "All Programs | Citrix | Administration Tools | XenApp Advanced Configuration" or "All Programs | Citrix | MetaFrame Presentation Server | Presentation Server Console."

Click "Policies." Right-click your policy and then click "Properties."

Expand "Printing" and "Client Printers," then select "Printer Properties Retention."

Click "Enabled" to store the printer settings; otherwise, click "Disabled."

Choose "Held in Profile Only If Not Saved on Client," "Saved on the Client Device Only" or "Retained in User Profile Only" from the drop-down menu if you selected "Enabled."

Click "OK" to finish configuring the printer options in Citrix.


If using the Citrix Universal Printer Driver, you cannot use the "Print Directly to the Printer" option found on the Advanced tab.