What Is Remote Desktop Printer Redirection? | Parallels Explains!

remote desktop printer redirectionRemote desktop printer redirection lets you use your local printer in a remote environment. Moreover, it also makes it possible to use your local printer in a remote session. It’s a beneficial service, yet it can be very difficult to manage. In fact, most IT experts find it difficult to connect local printers to a virtual environment. If you’ve used the cloud, you must be aware of its many benefits. The cloud is designed to reduce IT expenditure, make it easier to manage infrastructure, and add security to your business. New and improved technologies are regularly introduced that make the cloud more irresistible. One such technology is remote desktop printer redirection. 

How does remote desktop printer redirection work?

You need to install a number of drivers to make the connection. This can be a lot of trouble when you have a large number of printers in the office—or at each employee’s remote environment, like home offices. Choosing, installing, and updating drivers is a very time-consuming process. Plus, many professionals get stuck during the process for one reason or the other. We all know it’s a pain to install a device without being physically there. Despite Microsoft offering Easy Print, a remote desktop feature that’s designed to make it easy to redirect printers, many IT managers still struggle with it. If you’ve been having troubles connecting your local printer to the remote desktop, have a look at Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS). 

How can Parallels RAS help?

Parallels RAS makes it easy to complete the process. It offers several features that enable IT administrators to connect remote desktops with local printers, and vice versa. Parallels RAS is designed to improve the user experience and make it easy for the IT manager to handle the job. You don’t have to worry about manual configurations—the system will set the server based on your local settings. This makes it easier to connect local printers and remote environments, and it also allows you to retain your own printer configurations, including paper size, print quality, and page layout.  

Download your 30-day evaluation of Parallels RAS and make use of those local printers on your remote sessions today!