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Support IPP(S) Print Servers on Windows computers

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In a Windows environment, cloning and deploying HTTP(S)/IPP(S) print queues is different from TCP/IP queues. That’s because the Windows Print Spooler service doesn’t allow job tracking of HTTP(S)/IPP(S) print queues in the same way as Windows Standard TCP/IP and PaperCut TCP/IP queues.

However, if you have a HTTP(S)/IPP(S) print server, (for example, CUPS), you can track print jobs via the print server, rather than on the user’s laptop or desktop. This is how PaperCut NG/MF traditionally monitors UNC\Print Server queues (for example, \\\Find-Me).

Read more about Installing an IPPS printer in Windows .

How to clone and deploy the queues

By default, the PaperCut Print Deploy Cloner ignores HTTP(S)/IPP(S) print queues on a reference machine. To include these queues, when cloning add a command line switch.

  1. Type the standard command line for cloning print queues:


  2. At the end of the command, add the switch -i, and then run the command.

    pc-print-deploy-cloner[][OenYhmOLPlTBwkgJFtjAxirfJscIsiwCxOenYhmO].exe -i

    The PaperCut Print Deploy cloner tool will clone all HTTP(S)/IPP(S) queues it finds on the reference machine and upload them to the Print Deploy server.

    Screenshot of the HTTPS Windows Print Queue Info Panel in the Print Deploy Admin Console, showing the Queue name, the drive and the connection string.
    The cloned HTTP(S)/IPP(S) queues appear as normal in the printers list and are marked as Windows print queues.

    Screenshot showing an HTTPS Windows Print Queue listed in the Printer List in the Print Deploy Admin Console, with the Windows icon next to it.
  3. Deploy the print queues as you normally do.