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Configuring IP Printer

 

The IP Printer Configuration is for adding or deleting the IP Printer connection in computers. For configuring a shared network printer in the computer for specific users, refer the Configuring Shared Printer.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the IP Printer configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

You can perform the following actions:

Add an IP Printer

To add an IP Printer, select the Action as Add and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

DNS Name/IP

The host name or IP address defined for the printer.
Example
: 192.111.2.32

Printer Name

The display name for the printer.

Protocol

The printing protocol supported by the printer. Select the printing protocol from the Protocol list box. The default option is "RAW".

Port Number

The port number/queue name in which printing protocol is communicating between the computer and printer. Enter the port number in the Port Number field if the "RAW" Protocol is selected or enter the queue name if the "LPR" Protocol is selected. The default value is 9100.

Port Name

This is an optional field. By default, the port name is IP_<IP_Address/DNS_Name>. You can change the port name if required.

Shared Printer for Driver Installation

Browse to select a shared printer for installing the driver. If the drivers are already installed in the target computers, then Desktop Central will skip the driver installation.

Connect Shared Network Printer using Credentials

To copy Driver Files across Domains or amongst Workgroup computers, you need to specify a credential that has access to domain/workgroup machine where the Shared Printer Driver Files are present.

Add New Driver Package

A Driver Package includes all the software installables required to configure your printer. Add the Driver Package that is bundled along with your printer or download your model specific package from the vendors website and add here.

Use Pre-Installed Driver

If you have already installed a driver in all your target computers, you can use the driver to configure the IP printer.To find the driver name navigate to Devices and Printers -> right click on a Printer -> Advanced option in Printer properties.

Delete an IP Printer

To delete an IP Printer, select the Action as Delete and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Printer Name

The display name of the printer.

Delete all existing IP printer connections

To delete all the existing IP printer connections in the computer for the specified user, select this option.

Step 3: Define Target

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

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

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

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