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This description applies to Windows users that have purchased a TeamViewer License.

This article is for setting up and using remote printing as a feature.
For more information on enhancements made in V13 to include MacOS, Printing in color and greater printer support, please see our Enhanced Remote Printing Article

General

Using the Remote printing function, you can print documents from remote computers directly on a locally accessible printer. This allows you to print documents from remote computers on your own printer without the need to transfer files.

From the remote computer, you can access the same printers (including network printers) as you would on your local computer.

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding Windows 1903: We are aware of a remote printing issue in connections from a Windows device to a Windows running the new 1903. We are working on a fix together with Microsoft. We are also aware that there is an issue with PDF printing in connections from macOS to the new 1903. We are already working on fixing this issue as well.

Installing remote printing driver

In order to set up remote printing, you would first have to install the TeamViewer print driver. You will find this option under Extras > Options > Advanced > Show advanced options > Advanced network settings > Install remote printing 1

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Note: Please be sure to install this driver on both sides of the connection.

Activating remote printing within a session

Once the drivers have been installed, you can establish a connection to your remote computer and activate remote printing in the TeamViewer toolbar 1.

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Your local printers will now be displayed in the print dialog boxes on the remote computer. They will be labelled [name of printer] via TeamViewer.

Starting print job

To run a print job, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the document you would like to print and open your normal Print dialog box  1
  2. Select a printer ending with “via TeamViewer” 2
  3. Start the print job 3

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Note: Please note that if you are using Version 12 or below the remote printing function is only available for connections from Windows to Windows and that your printer needs to support PostScript or EMF.  -If you are not sure whether your printer supports PostScript or EMF, please go to the manufacturer’s website and search for your printer model.

 

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