How do I connect a local printer through the point-to-site connection with a VM?

BranchCore Technology 1 Reputation point

We are working on a linux ubuntu web solution, we want to be able to perform a test environment of connection to a local printer connected to a laptop, to send from the server in Azure a print ticket through the point-to-site connection.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,466 Reputation points

    Hi BranchCoreTechnology,

    Thanks for writing and we are happy to help you regarding connecting to a local printer.

    Ubuntu supports printer sharing over networks, so you can print from your Ubuntu machine, your Windows machine, etc

    Please follow the steps to configure the client (the Ubuntu computer from where you want to print)

    STEP1: System -> Administration -> Printing

    STEP 2: Add - Network printer

    Click Find network printer

    Specify the host IP address or name.

    Click Find

    Printers on the target machine should be found, no matter whether they are connected using CUPS or SAMBA.

    BUT if both protocols are available, e.g. because you have shared your printer on a Linux box both using CUPS and Samba, prefer CUPS (ipp://) over Samba (smb://), because you won't be prompted to install a driver in general.

    You may be prompted to select a driver. Select your model in the list.

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