To begin using MultiCHAX for use with Windows Server 2008 / 2012 Terminal Services, please check the following system requirements:

  • MultiCHAX pre-installed on a compatible Windows Client Machine:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
  • Remote Desktop (RDC 6.1) Connection software
  • Install .NET (3.5 SP1)  framework on the client machine
    For more information, click here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753853%28WS.10%29.aspx
  • You must be running Server 2008 / 20012 with Remote Desktop Services enabled.

Setup Remote Desktop Easy Print

1) In Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer machines, Remote Desktop Services has been enabled automatically. Your server should be redirecting your local printers on the server when you login. It should look like the screenshot below:

redirected-printers

 

If all your local printers are not redirecting like as shown, then your Remote Desktop Easy Print is not currently enabled.

2) Enable Remote Desktop Easy Print using the Group Policy Editor.  The configuration settings can be found at Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Remote Desktop Services – Printer Redirection. Then enable the setting for “Enable Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first.”

printer-redirection

 

 

Configure QuickBooks

  • Change your CHECK/PAYCHECK font settings to Calibri (regular) size 10 in QuickBooks. Click on File > Printer Setup > Check/Paycheck > Fonts > Font.
[OPTIONAL] If you are printing paychecks, please follow these instructions:

  1. Open the C:MultiCHX folder using Windows Explorer and double-click the MCMP_Setup.exe file. Finish installing the MC MP TS Printer Driver.
  2. Using Windows Explorer, open the C:Program FilesMTDSE folder and double-click the mcdse_ui.exe file.
  3. Configure the Miraplacid Text Driver to match the following screenshots (click on the image to enlarge):
    • Enable settings for print margins, insert page breaks, etc.
      1-RightNetworks2012 settings
    • Click on Redirect to dropdown, and select Disable, and check Autosave.
      2-RightNetworks2012 settings2
    • Uncheck the File setting then enable Printer destination. Under the Printer menu, select the MultiCHAX Virtual Printer BI. Select Chax Monospaced font, with a height of 8.
      3-RightNetworks2012 settings3
    • Click on Save Personal and Save Common before exiting.
  4. Open MultiCHAX and enter the SETUP menu.
  5. Click Select Control, then Edit This Control.
  6. Configure your control input settings to match the following (values may change depending on QuickBooks fonts and settings):
    server2008-inputcontrol
  7. Save your settings and exit MultiCHAX.
  8. Print your checks from QuickBooks to the MC MP TS Print Driver. MultiCHAX will spool and print your checks to your configured MICR laser printer.