Incorrect printer is set as default in a remote session

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Symptoms

Incorrect printer is set as default in a remote session.

Parallels Client is running on Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Cause

Windows 10 and 11 have a feature that automatically sets the default printer to the one used most recently or more often. This can break the default printer control on RD Sessions Hosts, guest VMs,and Remote PCs.

Resolution

Please disable the default printer management on the client side using one of these methods.

1. Using GPO:

2. Using GUI (will be applied only to the current user):

3. Using the registry editor (will be applied only to the current user):

In addition to disabling the default printer management, the Download over metered connections option should be enabled in Settings → Devices → Printers & Scanners:

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