To make Printix Client work with managed image, you need to modify Windows Registry before you create the managed image.

  1. Install Printix Client, so it becomes part of the new managed image.
    A managed image is typically used in connection with:
    • Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)
    • VMware Horizon VDI
    • Citrix
    • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  1. Produce an image without the trace of previously registered computers.
  2. Before you start to use the new image, you need to delete the computer in Printix Administrator. After a short time, the computers will register and appear in Printix Administrator.

Produce an image without the trace of previously registered computers (WSid)

  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Select the Details tab.
  3. Select PrintixClient.exe and select End task. Select End process.
  4. Select PrintixService.exe and select End task. Select End process.
  5. In Registry Editor browse to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\
    printix.net\Printix Client\
  1. Delete the Printix Client folders:
    • \RT
    • \WS
  1. Verify that these folders are still there:
    • \CurrentVersion
    • \Printers
    • \Tenant
    • \Users
  1. In the Printix Client folder add the DWORD value name StartAsVDI.
    The StartAsVDI can take on these Decimal values (hex value in parenthesis):
    • 0 (0×00000000)
      This is the default. Printix Client will update itself automatically.
    • 1 (0×00000001)
      Printix Client will not update itself automatically and it will read and write the user’s Printix settings, including access tokens, in the user’s Application Data folder.
      • The path to the users application folder is based on %APPDATA%.
    • 999 (0×000003e7)
      Printix Client will not update itself automatically and it will read and write the user’s Printix settings, including access tokens, in the user’s Application Data folder.
      • The path to the user’s application folder is based on %USERPROFILE% and then AppData\Roaming is appended.
  1. Produce the image.

  1. Open a command prompt and type: echo %APPDATA%
    • Normally this will give the result:
      C:\Users\ username \AppData\Roaming
      Example: C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming
    • If the AppData folder is redirected this will give the result:
      \\ servername \ folder Redirect$\ username \Application Data
      Example: \\myserver.acme.com\myfolderRedirect$\John\Application Data

The below is the example of the Printix relevant path and subfolders that must be included in the roaming profile.

  • %APPDATA%\printix
    Example: \\myserver.acme.com\myfolderRedirect$\John\Application Data\printix

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