Setting up remote printing for Windows applications on 32 bit Windows operating systems

Article:TECH107575  |  Created: 2001-01-13  |  Updated: 2015-02-03  |  Article URL
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This document explains how to configure pcAnywhere to allow printing documents from the host on a printer attached to the remote.

NOTE:  Remote Printing is not supported on and does not work on 64bit versions of Windows. See TECH132238.



Configure remote printing

  1. On the host computer, launch the pcAnywhere Manager.
  2. Click Edit > Preferences (Tools > Options in pcAnywhere 10.x). 
  3. Click the Remote Printing tab. You need to scroll to the right to see this tab. A list of configured printers appears. 
  4. Click Add Printer. A list of printer manufacturers and models appears. 
  5. On the left, click the manufacturer of the printer that is installed on the remote computer. 
  6. On the right, click the model of the printer that is installed on the remote computer.

    If your printer does not appear in the list, you will need to install the drivers first, then start the procedure over. You can either install the drivers that came with the printer (on disk), or download the newest drivers from the manufacturer's Web site.
  7. Click Next. Windows will search for the cab file it needs. If Windows cannot find it, Windows will prompt for you to find the file.The needed file,, is on the operating system CD. Insert the CD and browse to the CD Drive. 
  8. Once Windows finds the file, click Open. The Drivers file and the printer drivers are installed. 
  9. Type a descriptive name for the printer, and then click Finish. The printer is installed, and appears in the Printers window, along with any other installed printers. 
  10. Now, when you want to print to the remote's printer from the host, print the document as you normally would from the application, but select the remote's printer from the list of installed printers.  

Note Bidirectional communication is not supported and can cause problems. Make sure that the option for Bidirectional support is unchecked in the printer properties on both the client and host.

Supplemental Materials


Dutch version: Database 'pcA Intl Knowledge Base', View 'Support\Authors', Document 'Remote afdrukken voor Windows-toepassingen configureren'
SL version : pcA Intl Knowledge Base
Japanese version:Database 'pcAnywhere Japanese KB', View 'Support\All Documents (CLF)', Document 'リモート印刷の設定方法'


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