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->'''Option 1)''' Run a single server (can be either Windows, Mac or Linux) and expose the print queues using the required protocoled (ie. HTTP printing, LPR, Samba, etc)
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->'''Option 1)''' Run a single server (can be either Windows, Mac or Linux) and expose the print queues using the required protocols (e.g. HTTP printing, LPR, Samba, etc.)
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More information on configuring PaperCut NG in a multi-server enviornment is explained in the user manual in Chapter 12.  A preview is available [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print-multiple-servers.html |here]].
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More information on configuring PaperCut NG in a multi-server environment is explained in the user manual in Chapter 12.  A preview is available [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print-multiple-servers.html |here]].
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More information on configuring PaperCut NG in a multi-server enviornment is explained in the user manual in Chapter 12.  A preview is available [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/manual/ch-secondary-print-multiple-servers.html |here]].
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More information on configuring PaperCut NG in a multi-server enviornment is explained in the user manual in Chapter 12.  A preview is available [[http://www.papercut.biz/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print-multiple-servers.html |here]].
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''Note:'' We recommend PaperCut NG on multi-platform networks.  PaperCut Quota is primarily aimed at smaller Windows-only networks.
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''Note:'' We recommend PaperCut NG on multi-platform networks.  PaperCut Quota is primarily aimed at smaller Windows-only networks.

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[[http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/ |PaperCut NG]] is designed to work in a mixed Operating System environment has is currently in use in sites running combinations of:
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PaperCut NG]] is designed to work in a mixed Operating System environment has is currently in use in sites running combinations of:
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More information on configuring PaperCut NG in a multi-server enviornment is explained in the user manual in Chapter 12.  A preview is available [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/manual/ch-secondary-print-multiple-servers.html here]].
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   * desktops running platforms ranging from Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix.
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* desktops running platforms ranging from Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix.
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[[http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/ PaperCut NG]] is designed to work in a mixed Operating System environment has is currently in use in sites running combinations of:
  * desktops running platforms ranging from Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix.
  * multi-server environments ranging from Windows, Mac and Linux.

PaperCut NG is designed to as a cross-platform solution both on the desktop/client and also on the server.  Networks can be configured so operating systems of different types can communicate via XML Web Services and share a single central data source.

There are a number of possible options to support different desktop/client types:

->'''Option 1)''' Run a single server (can be either Windows, Mac or Linux) and expose the print queues using the required protocoled (ie. HTTP printing, LPR, Samba, etc)

->'''Option 2)''' Run multiple operating systems as print servers and set up the servers in primary/secondary(s) relationships.  This allows each server to talk back to a single database all working as one.  For example, set up a Windows print server for Windows clients, and a Mac server for Mac clients, and so on.

Option 2 is recommended at larger sites.  It is the most reliable method as clients talk to a "native" server.

''Note:'' We recommend PaperCut NG on multi-platform networks.  PaperCut Quota is primarily aimed at smaller Windows-only networks
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