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Configure the Direct Print Monitor for large sites

The Direct Print Monitor is a component of the Print Deploy client that tracks and controls direct printing - the print jobs that are sent directly to printers instead of servers.

The Direct Print Monitor sends information about print jobs to the Application Server. By default, the Direct Print Monitor is configured to send this information to the same Application Server that the Print Deploy server service is running on.

There are some cases where sending this information to a different Application Server address is more suitable:

  • For large environments where you need to split the Print Deploy printer and driver deployment load from the print, copy, scan, and fax load, point the Direct Print Monitor to a completely different Application Server.
  • If you have High Availability enabled or if you have multiple Active-Active Print Deploy servers behind a load balancer, point the Direct Print Monitor to a load balancer or front-end proxy, in front of the PaperCut Application Server.

Changing the Application Server address and port

In most cases, keep Application Server port 9191. Only change this port if:

  • the HTTP port of your Application Server is using a different port:
  • your load balancer is using a different port for HTTP traffic.
  1. In the Print Deploy admin interface, open the Settings tab.
  2. In the Direct Print options section, change Application Server address and Application Server port to the address and port you want to use.
  3. Click Save.
  4. If you want to verify this setting on the client, check the ApplicationServer and ApplicationServerPort config in:

Windows: C:\Program Files\PaperCut Print Deploy Client\direct-print-monitor\providers\print\win\print-provider.conf

macOS: /Applications/PaperCut Print Deploy Client/direct-print-monitor/providers/print/win/print-provider.conf

The next time a client calls in for the regular print queue and driver update, the new Application Server address and port configuration will be applied.