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Configuring IP Printer

The IP Printer configuration in Endpoint Central helps you assign specific printing devices to a group of computers or even a remote office using the IP address. It can also deploy driver packages to the end user machines if needed or it can also be configured in such a way to use pre-existing driver packages. You can also choose to delete assigned IP Printers

For configuring a shared printer in the computer for specific users, refer to the Configuring Shared Printer topic.

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:





The host name or IP address defined for the printer.

Printer Name

The display name for the printer.


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 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 port number 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.

Add new driver package

Add the driver package that comes bundled with your printer, or download the specific driver package for your model and add it. If you're familiar with the details of the INF file relevant to your printer, add it under advanced settings. The correct INF file ensures accurate configuration and optimal performance for your printing needs

Use a pre-installed driver

If you want to use a pre-installed driver to configure this printer, specify the name of the driver. To find the driver name navigate to devices and printers -> right click on a printer -> advanced option in properties.

Shared Network Printer for driver installation

Provide the network path of the shared printer.

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.


Delete an IP Printer

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



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.