Configure Shared PrinterConfiguring Shared Network Printer

 

When a printer is installed in a machine in the network and is shared, other machines in the network can use this printer for their printing needs. Desktop Central enables you to configure the Shared Network Printer in the user machines.

For configuring an IP printer connection to the computer, refer to the Configuring IP Printer topic.

To add the Shared Network Printer Configuration, a computer must be installed with printer connection and must be shared.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Shared Network Printer Configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

You can perform the following actions:

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Add a Shared Network Printer

To add a Shared Network Printer, select the Action as Add and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Shared Network Printer Path*

Browse and select the path of the shared network printer location in the network.

Set as default printer

Select this check box, if you want to make this as the default printer for the user. By default, this option is cleared.

* - denotes mandatory field

Delete a Shared Network Printer

To delete a Shared Network Printer, select the Action as Delete and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Shared Network Printer Path*

Browse and select the path of the Shared Network Printer location in the network.

Delete all existing Shared Network Printer connections

Select this check box, if you want to delete all the existing Shared Network Printer connections. By default, this option is disabled.

* - denotes mandatory field

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Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Shared Network Printer Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Shared Network Printer Configuration in the defined targets. The printer configuration will take effect during the next user logon.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets
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