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. Produce an image without the trace of previously registered computers.

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 with a value of 1.
  2. Produce the image.

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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