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Remote Printing with ShowMyPC

Method 1: Remote printing with any ShowMyPC version

You can print a document from any program on the remote PC to a PDF file.

  Click print in your program > In the Print dialog box, select "Microsoft Print to PDF".
  Print the document or file. When prompted, enter a file name and save the .pdf file.
  To print to your local printer, transfer that ".pdf" file to your local viewer PC*, then print to any local printer.

*You can use ShowMyPC Shared Folder or email the file to yourself.

Method 2: Remote printing/sound for Home or Office Service

This technique will only work on Professional or above Windows versions, supporting Windows RDP. All others see Method 1 above.

When you use Remote Desktop from a Windows based client computer, many of the client's resources, such as files and printers, are available in the Remote Desktop connection.
You can route printing jobs from the remote Windows based desktop to a printer that is attached to your local computer. When you log the client onto the remote computer, the local printer is detected and the appropriate printer driver is installed on the remote computer.

  Launch the Viewer, select your PC.
  Select "RDP" checkbox, next to the "View PC" button.
  Click on "View PC" and connect.

If your local printer (not networked) does not show up in the remote desktop session, please follow these steps:

  Disconnect the Windows Remote Desktop Window, leaving the ShowMyPC program running.
  Search for Remote Desktop Connection in your Windows start menu and open the app.
  Click Options in the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box.
  Click the Local Resources tab.
  Check Printers in the Local Devices box.
  Click Connect.

After you establish the remote connection and log on to the remote computer, the local printer that is connected to the client becomes the default printer for any programs that are running on the remote desktop. If the client has more than one printer attached to it, the default printer for the computer becomes the default printer on the remote desktop; however, all local printers are available.

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