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print from hyper-v virtual machine?

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  • In my hyper-v virtual machine, can I print document from this vm  and how to set up printer either from network or from local host OS? I hope that one expert can help me to solve this problem?

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Tuesday, February 02, 2010 8:51 PM

Answers

  • If you use the VM through the Hyper-V or SCVMM console you need to install the printer within the OS of the VM (this would need to be a network printer).

    If you use RDP to connect to the VM directly you can use printer redirection through RDP.
    http://itproctology.blogspot.com/2008/07/remoting-devices-into-hyper-v-child.html


    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful)
    • Marked as answer by jeff waldey Wednesday, February 03, 2010 1:05 PM
    Tuesday, February 02, 2010 9:32 PM
  • You must get to the console of the VM and log in to the VM, then add a printer.
    BTW - printers are profile specific.

    How a printer is added within the operating system of the VM depends on the OS in that VM.

    This has nothing to do with the hypervisor.

    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful)
    • Marked as answer by jeff waldey Wednesday, February 03, 2010 1:05 PM
    Tuesday, February 02, 2010 9:41 PM
  • Hi,

     

    As Brian mentioned, add a printer to a VM has nothing to do with Hyper-V. Now just think the VM is a normal computer and you can add a network printer as what you did on a physical computer.

     

    By the way, search on the internet with “how to add a network printer” and you will find lots of guides.

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    • Marked as answer by jeff waldey Wednesday, February 03, 2010 1:05 PM
    Wednesday, February 03, 2010 7:43 AM

All replies

  • If you use the VM through the Hyper-V or SCVMM console you need to install the printer within the OS of the VM (this would need to be a network printer).

    If you use RDP to connect to the VM directly you can use printer redirection through RDP.
    http://itproctology.blogspot.com/2008/07/remoting-devices-into-hyper-v-child.html


    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful)
    • Marked as answer by jeff waldey Wednesday, February 03, 2010 1:05 PM
    Tuesday, February 02, 2010 9:32 PM
  • Hi, thank you for your answer.

    Can you give me the detailed step for how to set up a network printer (the first solution)?

    Thanks.
    Tuesday, February 02, 2010 9:39 PM
  • You must get to the console of the VM and log in to the VM, then add a printer.
    BTW - printers are profile specific.

    How a printer is added within the operating system of the VM depends on the OS in that VM.

    This has nothing to do with the hypervisor.

    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful)
    • Marked as answer by jeff waldey Wednesday, February 03, 2010 1:05 PM
    Tuesday, February 02, 2010 9:41 PM
  • Hi,

     

    As Brian mentioned, add a printer to a VM has nothing to do with Hyper-V. Now just think the VM is a normal computer and you can add a network printer as what you did on a physical computer.

     

    By the way, search on the internet with “how to add a network printer” and you will find lots of guides.

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    • Marked as answer by jeff waldey Wednesday, February 03, 2010 1:05 PM
    Wednesday, February 03, 2010 7:43 AM