Print&Share Server installation on Windows Terminal Server (TS) / Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

by Winking

A server license of Print&Share is required to use Print&Share on a Windows Server with Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services.

Every client or user who logs in to the server via TS or RDS has its own desktop on the server. This means that each client will have their own Print&Share running on their desktop on the server. Per user session a single Print&Share instance can be opened.

Clean installation

Steps to install Print&Share for the first time on a server:

  1. Log on as administrator on the server
  2. Install Print&Share with the administrator account on the server
  3. Register and activate Print&Share with your server license

Update existing installation

Steps to install a different version of Print&Share on a server that has already Print&Share installed:

  1. Log on as administrator on the server
  2. Take a backup of the Print&Share profiles and settings
  3. Make sure all Print&Share instances from other user sessions are not running
  4. Version:
    1. Installing an older version than the existing one: first uninstall the existing Print&Share version.
    2. Installing the same version as the existing one: first uninstall the existing Print&Share version.
    3. Installing a newer version as the existing one: first uninstalling the current version is optional. You can overinstall newer versions.
  5. Install Print&Share with administrator account on the server
  6. Register and activate Print&Share with your server license