To make Printix Client work with VMware Horizon VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), you need to modify Windows Registry before you create the VMware Horizon image.

  1. Install Printix Client, so it becomes part of the new VMware Horizon image.
  2. Modify Windows Registry.
  3. Make the VMware Horizon image.

Modify Windows Registry

  1. Select Windows Key+R to open Run.
  2. Enter: regedit, and select OK.
  3. In Registry Editor browse to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\
    printix.net\Printix Client\
  4. Add the DWORD value name StartAsVDI with a value of 1.
  5. Restart the Printix Service.

When StartAsVDI is 1 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.

  1. Open a command prompt and enter: 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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