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Import Mobility Print queues

This topic describes how to use Print Deploy to Import Mobility Print queues.

The high-level steps are:

  1. Prepare to import the queues
  2. Run the import wizard
  3. Connect print queues to a zone
A diagram showing printers being deployed in a print serverless environment. Users are connected to the printers directly, and the users are connected to the Application Server.

Step 1: Prepare to import the queues

  1. Ensure there is at least one working Mobility Print server connected to your PaperCut NG/MF server.

  2. Determine if you want to use the PaperCut Global PostScript driver or the Native/OEM Printer driver for your queues.

  3. To configure the hostname or IP of the Mobility Print server where the Print Deploy client will be sending the print jobs to, set the Accessible IP on each Mobility Print server.

    If this is unset, Print Deploy will use the IP address reported by the Mobility Print server.

Step 2: Run the import wizard

  1. Log into PaperCut MF.

  2. Select Enable Printing > Print Deploy. The Print Deploy page is displayed.

    Screenshot showing the Print Deploy admin interface, with 'Your zones' listed on the left, and 'Print Queues' shown on the right hand side.
    The Print Deploy import wizard interface.
  3. In the right panel, do one of the following:

    • If this is the first time you’re using Print Deploy, expand Import BYOD-friendly print queues, and then click on Next.
    • If you have already installed print queues, click Add or update at the top of the print queue list (⊕), expand Import BYOD-friendly print queues, and then click on Next.

    The Before you begin panel is displayed reminding you of the preparation required to import Mobility Print queues.

  4. Click Start Importing Mobility Print printers.

    • The Mobility Print Import printers page will appear. It will list the Mobility Print servers you have connected to your PaperCut MF Application Server.
    • Click on a server to view a list of Mobility Printers associated with it.
      Screenshot showing Print Deploy listing PaperCut Mobility Print queues for selected server.
      Print Deploy listing for PaperCut Mobility Print queues for a selected server.
  5. Click on the Mobility Print Server you want to import printers from. (If you cannot see the server you need listed, see section 7 below)

    • A list of Mobility Printers associated with that server will be displayed.
    Animated gif showing screenshots of the admin selecting which queues they want to import into Print Deploy.
    Our admin selecting which queues they want to import into Print Deploy.
  6. Once the import is complete, you can close the page.

  7. If you cannot see the Mobility Server you need on the “Scanned” section of the Mobility Import page, click on “Manual entry” near the top of the page.

    • The Manual Entry import view would appear.
    • This feature allows you to enter a Mobility Print Server name and import printers from it.
    Screenshot showing the Print Deploy manual import interface, in initial state.
    The Print Deploy manual printer import interface.
  8. Enter the server name or IP address of the Mobility Server you need to import from in the text box. Ensure the server is up and is reachable.

    • A list of Mobility Printers associated with it would appear.
    • Select the printer(s) you need to import, and click the Import selected button.
    • Once the import is complete, you can close the Mobility Import page.
    Screenshot showing the Print Deploy manual import interface, with server name entered and printers listed and selected.
    The Print Deploy manual printer import interface, with Mobility Server server name entered and printers listed and selected.

Step 3: Connect print queues to a zone

A zone is a location defined by an IPv4 address range, for example, an office, branch, or campus. It also include user groups to help define who can access the printers in that zone.

By default Print Deploy has one zone, called Everyone, that deploys print queues to all computers and all groups in the network. And of course you can add as many of your own zones as required.


  1. Click Zones, then in the Your zones list, select the zone you want to connect printers to.

    If you need to add a new zone first, take a look at how to add zones and user groups to Print Deploy.

    Screenshot showing the Print Deploy screen, with the 'Everyone' zone selected on the left hand side showing the details of the zone. 3 print queues are listed on the right hand side, ready to be selected.
  2. In the Print queues list, select which printers you want to be automatically installed on the users’ computers; then click Connect to zone. They are added to the list of print queues for that zone.

    Screenshot showing the Print Deploy screen with one example print queue now added to the zone and listed in the zone details.
  3. If required, add print queues to the zone that you want to make optional for users to install on their computer. They can install them via the Add printers tab in their Print Deploy client.

    1. In the Print queues list, select which printers you want to make optional for users to install.

    2. At the bottom of the list of printers, select the Optional install checkbox.

      Screenshot showing the 'Print queue' panel in Print Deploy, with 2 print queues, one of which is selected. At the bottom of the panel is the 'Connect to zone' button and also the 'Optional Install' checkbox which is checked.
    3. Click Connect to zone. They are added to the list of print queues for that zone.

      Screenshot of the zone details panel in Print Deploy - the panel shows the 'Everyone' zone with two printers attached to the zone. One of which is labelled as an 'optional install'.


By default, all computers that already have the Print Deploy client installed will automatically install the print queues within 15 minutes. This time is configurable though, so if you’d like to change it, go to Change the polling time for Print Deploy.

What’s next?

If the Print Deploy client has already been installed on some computers, click Save and deploy. The print queues will be automatically installed on the computers within 15 minutes. (This time is configurable).

Otherwise, decide if you want to:

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