Remote Print

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The Remote Print feature allows you to print a document or image from the remote device directly to a printer connected to the local endpoint.

To do so, AnyDesk uses a virtual printer (the AnyDesk Printer) on the remote device to send print-jobs to the local printer.

Requirements:

  • Both the local and remote endpoints need to be running Windows 7, 8.1, 10, or Windows Server.
  • AnyDesk 5.0 for Windows or later needs to be installed on both the local and remote endpoints.
  • A printer needs to be installed and connected to the local endpoint.

Note: The driver only needs to be installed on the remote device.

Installation

There are two ways of installing the AnyDesk Printer drivers:

  1. Enable “Install AnyDesk Printer” when installing AnyDesk.

  2. Go to Settings > Printer > Outgoing Print Jobs and click “Install AnyDesk Printer”.

Note: Administrator privileges are required to install the driver.

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Send a Print Request

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  1. When opening the print dialogue of an application on the remote device, choose “AnyDesk Printer” from the list of printers and click “Print”.
  2. AnyDesk then shows the Incoming print-job dialogue on the local device. The local user can choose to use the default printer or can manually select which printer to use.

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Print Settings

Other than the option to install the AnyDesk Printer driver if it has not already been installed, the Printer Settings found in Settings > Printer also allow the user to configure the default behavior of the Remote Print feature.

There are three modes to handle incoming print jobs:

  • Dismiss (Automatically decline incoming print jobs)
  • Print using the default printer
  • Print using a specified printer

From the settings, the user can also enable “Automatically execute incoming print jobs using the chosen printer”, therefore bypassing the Incoming print-job dialogue.

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