I have two machines (A & B), machine A has to be able print to a local printer. The issue is that the problem it can't have any printers connected to it (network or local) - so what I want to do is redirect the printing to machine B which does have a printer.
In my mind that means that the printer on machine A will be a software printer (like those Adobe PDF ones) and it sends the request to machine B.
Is there such software like this or another way to do this?
- It is on a network and can browse network shares, however the users that will make use of it have no physical access to it only via remote desktop like sharing. They need to click print on it and it must print on their local printer.
- It will be printing from a limited number of apps, although I have no control of that.
- It is a Windows OS on both machines.
There are two reasons why I am looking for a generic solution for this problem:
Short Answer: Trying to get the users to think as little as possible.
Long Answer: The users are mobile, so the list of printers available can change and is not the same for each user. On their machines (machine B) they are aware enough to choose the correct one. If they had lots of printers setup on machine A, as they move around and connect to it they may get confused.
Short Answer: The costs of manual setup are prohibitive.
Long Answer: As the users move around and can connect remotely (from some of the furtherest least connected parts of the country which is South Africa) going to each user and setting it up to reflect their the correct printers and maintaining it when printers are added/removed is very high. Ideally a software solution that we can distribute should lower costs.