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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically either low end or specialist printers such as wide-format printers.  They don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines to support server based queues.  (Frustrating that this still happens in 2014! For example, many Canon and Epson printers, particularly on the Mac are host-only drivers.)

PaperCut can't solve the driver deployment issue, however it is able to track host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.

Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server based shared queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitoring]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up the ''Print Provider'' (aka secondary server setup) on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|here]]:

Here is a summary of the required configuration that needs to be done to monitor host-only printers:

->'''1.''' Nominate the system(s) that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.

->'''2.''' Set these nominated system(s) as per the manufacturer's guideline.  Verify that printing works as expected.  Make sure this is the case ''before'' moving to the next step.

->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option on these system(s).  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:

-->https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html


->'''4.'''  In the [@print-provider.conf@] file enter the IP address of the primary server in the setting:

        [=ApplicationServer=<primary server's IP address>=]

->'''5.''' If you will have more than one system printing to the host-only printer, PaperCut will add a printer instance for each workstation. The multiple printer instance will make management hard (e.g cost changes will need to be applied to each instance).  To have all instances list under the one, you can do the following:
-->i) Ensure the printer is consistently named on each workstation.
-->ii) Alias this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:

              [=ServerName=HostOnly=]

-> In addition, make sure the printer is added to the system(s) under the same name. (This will ensure multiple instances of the same printer do not appear in the admin interface)

->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the @@'''PaperCut Print Provider'''@@ service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only one instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.

->On Mac, run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in [=/Applications/PaperCut NG/providers/print/mac=]
  and ensure that monitoring is only enabled on the host only printer.

->'''7.'''  Now printing will be monitored at the local system level and the usage details posted across to the primary server in real time. Perform some testing and verify that the system is working and can [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|track printing]] as expected.

Ideally, vendors should be supplying quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.  Please consider taking a few moments to email your vendor and add your voice to the choirs of complaints!

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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server. Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers). Host-only printers are typically either low end or specialist printers such as wide-format printers. They don’t follow Microsoft’s or Apple’s driver guidelines to support server based queues.

PaperCut can’t solve the driver deployment issue, however it is able to track host-only drivers with PaperCut's Direct Printing feature! [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/direct-printing/|Read more about this feature here]].

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[-Keywords: locally-attached, lost driver options, apple, mac canon driver, mac epson driver, epson stylus 3880 -]
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[-Keywords: locally-attached, lost driver options, apple, mac canon driver, mac epson driver, epson stylus 3880, BODP, branch office direct printing, direct print -]
April 14, 2014, at 06:33 PM by TimG - Updated 'frustratingly' date...
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically either low end or specialist printers such as wide-format printers.  They don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines to support server based queues.  (Frustrating that this still happens in 2011! For example, many Canon and Epson printers, particularly on the Mac are host-only drivers.)
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically either low end or specialist printers such as wide-format printers.  They don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines to support server based queues.  (Frustrating that this still happens in 2014! For example, many Canon and Epson printers, particularly on the Mac are host-only drivers.)
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically either low end or specialist printers such as wide-format printers.  They don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines to support server based queues.  (Frustrating that this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson printers, particularly on the Mac are host-only drivers.)
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically either low end or specialist printers such as wide-format printers.  They don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines to support server based queues.  (Frustrating that this still happens in 2011! For example, many Canon and Epson printers, particularly on the Mac are host-only drivers.)
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[-Keywords: locally-attached, lost driver options, apple, mac canon driver, mac epson driver, Epson stylus 3880 -]
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[-Keywords: locally-attached, lost driver options, apple, mac canon driver, mac epson driver, epson stylus 3880 -]
October 18, 2011, at 11:28 PM by tim - added particular epson printer
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printers or printers that don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines.  Frustrating that this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically either low end or specialist printers such as wide-format printers.  They don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines to support server based queues.  (Frustrating that this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson printers, particularly on the Mac are host-only drivers.)
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[-Keywords: locally-attached, lost driver options, apple-]
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[-Keywords: locally-attached, lost driver options, apple, mac canon driver, mac epson driver -]
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the @@'''PaperCut Print Provider'''@@ service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the @@'''PaperCut Print Provider'''@@ service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only one instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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->'''7.'''  Now printing will be monitored at the local system level and the usage details posted across to the primary server in real time. Perform some testing and verify that the system is working and [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|track printing]] as expected.
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->'''7.'''  Now printing will be monitored at the local system level and the usage details posted across to the primary server in real time. Perform some testing and verify that the system is working and can [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|track printing]] as expected.
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of this printers may have network cards printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printer or printers that don't follow Microsoft's/Apple's driver guidelines.  Frustrating this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.

PaperCut can't solve the driver deployment issue, however it able to track host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.

Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server shared based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitoring]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up the ''Print Provider'' (aka secondary server setup) on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|here]]:
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of these printers may have network cards, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printers or printers that don't follow Microsoft's or Apple's driver guidelines.  Frustrating that this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.

PaperCut can't solve the driver deployment issue, however it is able to track host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.

Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server based shared queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitoring]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up the ''Print Provider'' (aka secondary server setup) on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|here]]:
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Ideally, vendors should be supplying quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.  Take a few moments how to email your vendor and add your voice to the choirs of complaints!

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Ideally, vendors should be supplying quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.  Please consider taking a few moments to email your vendor and add your voice to the choirs of complaints!

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Ideally, vendors should be supplying with quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.

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Ideally, vendors should be supplying quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.  Take a few moments how to email your vendor and add your voice to the choirs of complaints!

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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of this printers may have network cards printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printer or printers that don't follow Microsoft's driver guidelines.  Frustrating this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of this printers may have network cards printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printer or printers that don't follow Microsoft's/Apple's driver guidelines.  Frustrating this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using Windows Printer Sharing. Even though some of this printers may have network cards printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printer or printers that don't follow Microsoft's driver guidelines.  Frustrating this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using standard server Printer Sharing. Even though some of this printers may have network cards printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printer or printers that don't follow Microsoft's driver guidelines.  Frustrating this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.
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-->* Ensure the printer is consistently named on each workstation.
-->* Alias this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:

        [=ServerName=HostOnly=]
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-->i) Ensure the printer is consistently named on each workstation.
-->ii) Alias this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:

             [=ServerName=HostOnly=]
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support for printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Basically, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not follow standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for shared network based server queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.

Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server shared based queues, the [[https://www
.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up print provider on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|here]]:
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support printing via a print server.  Instead it only supports direct printing from the workstation to the physical printer. In summary, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network using Windows Printer Sharing. Even though some of this printers may have network cards printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  Host-only printers are typically low end printer or printers that don't follow Microsoft's driver guidelines.  Frustrating this still happens in 2009! For example, many Canon and Epson inkjets are host-only drivers.

PaperCut can't solve the driver deployment issue, however it able to track host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup
.

Because host
-only printers can't be configured to use server shared based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitoring]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up the ''Print Provider'' (aka secondary server setup) on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|here]]:
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->'''5.''' If you will have more than one system printing to the host-only printer, PaperCut will add a printer instance for each workstation. The multiple printer instance will make management hard (e.g cost changes will need to be applied to each instance).  To have all printer instances list under the one, you could alias this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:
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->'''5.''' If you will have more than one system printing to the host-only printer, PaperCut will add a printer instance for each workstation. The multiple printer instance will make management hard (e.g cost changes will need to be applied to each instance).  To have all instances list under the one, you can do the following:
-->* Ensure the printer is consistently named on each workstation.
-->* Alias
this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the @@'''PaperCut print provider'''@@ service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the @@'''PaperCut Print Provider'''@@ service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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-> In addition, make sure the printer is added to the workstations under the same name. (This will ensure multiple instances of the same printer do not appear in the admin interface)
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-> In addition, make sure the printer is added to the system(s) under the same name. (This will ensure multiple instances of the same printer do not appear in the admin interface)
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Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server shared based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up print provider on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|Chapter 13]]:
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Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server shared based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up print provider on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|here]]:
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support for printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Basically, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for shared network based server queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support for printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Basically, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not follow standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for shared network based server queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.
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Technically, vendors should be supplying with quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.

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Ideally, vendors should be supplying with quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.

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A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. Basically, the drivers do not support printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for server shared print queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.

Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up print provider on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|Chapter 13]]:
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A host-only driver is a driver that does not support for printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Basically, printers using these drivers cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for shared network based server queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.

Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server shared based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up print provider on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|Chapter 13]]:
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A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. The drivers do not support printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for server shared print queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.
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A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. Basically, the drivers do not support printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for server shared print queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.
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->'''1.''' Nominate the system(s)that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.
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->'''1.''' Nominate the system(s) that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.
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->'''4.'''  In the [@print-provider.conf@] file enter the IP of the primary server in the setting:
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->'''4.'''  In the [@print-provider.conf@] file enter the IP address of the primary server in the setting:
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(:title PaperCut and Host-only Drivers:)

A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. Basically, they are printers which cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers). Workstations can only be configured to print to these printers directly rather than via server shared print queues. It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for server shared print queues. For example: canon and Epson
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(:title PaperCut and Host-only drivers:)

A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. The drivers do not support printing via a print server and only support direct printing to the physical printer. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers).  It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for server shared print queues. For example, many Canon and Epson drivers are host-only drivers.  PaperCut is able to support these legacy host-only drivers with some additional configuration and setup.
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Printers|+]], [[Category.Troubleshooting|+]]
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->'''1.''' Nominate the systems that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.
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->'''1.''' Nominate the system(s)that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.
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->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option on these systems.  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:
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->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option on these system(s).  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the @@'''PaperCut print provider'''@@ service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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[-Keywords: locally-attached, lost driver options, apple-]
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It is possible to monitor locally attached printers u
PaperCut relies on shared printing otherwise printing will not be tracked. PaperCut has been designed to monitor server shared print queues which is

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-> In addition, make sure the printer is added to the workstation with the same name. (This will ensure multiple instances of the printer same printer do not appear in the admin interface)
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-> In addition, make sure the printer is added to the workstations under the same name. (This will ensure multiple instances of the same printer do not appear in the admin interface)
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A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. Basically, they are printers which cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers). Workstations can only be configured to print to these printers directly rather than via server shared print queues. It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not support server shared print queues. For example: canon and Epson
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A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. Basically, they are printers which cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers). Workstations can only be configured to print to these printers directly rather than via server shared print queues. It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not have support for server shared print queues. For example: canon and Epson
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Printers which cannnot be
shared. PaperCut relies on shared printing otherwise printing will not be tracked.

- frustating that drivers do this.
Even though they are network printers ..but they behave like locally attavjed printers (USB printers)
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PaperCut relies on shared printing otherwise printing will not be tracked. PaperCut has been designed to monitor server shared print queues which is
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->'''1.''' Nominate a number (one or more) systems that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.
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->'''1.''' Nominate the systems that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.
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->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option on this system.  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:
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->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option on these systems.  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:
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->'''5.''' If you will have more than one system printing to the host-only printer, PaperCut will add a printer instance for each workstation. he multiple printer instance will make management hard (e.g cost changes will need to be applied to each instance).  To have all printer instances list under the one, you could alias this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:
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->'''5.''' If you will have more than one system printing to the host-only printer, PaperCut will add a printer instance for each workstation. The multiple printer instance will make management hard (e.g cost changes will need to be applied to each instance).  To have all printer instances list under the one, you could alias this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:
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-> In addition, make sure the printer is added to the workstation with the same name. (This will ensure multiple instances of the printer same printer do not appear in the admin interface)
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 -  It is possible to track them by setting up print provider each on workstation which is allowed to print to the host only printer.
It will appear in PaperCut under different names
there is a trick that you can do ..so that it doesnt appaera multiple times

make sure you have the same name set up for this printer.

By about now you'll be very frustrated and will be simply wishing that the vendor could supply quality drivers on the Mac that support server based queues. Most do, why not this one!!! Take a deep breath and then contact the vendor to complain. They should be suppling quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.
They would never try this stunt on Windows systems, so why Mac!
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Technically, vendors should be supplying with quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.
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Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported using the procedure as discussed in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|Chapter 13]]:
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Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported by setting up print provider on the workstations. The procedure is outlined in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|Chapter 13]]:
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->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option (in the DMG) on this system.  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:
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->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option on this system.  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@
and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@ and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
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-> On Mac, run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in [=/Applications/PaperCut NG/providers/print/mac=]
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->On Mac, run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in [=/Applications/PaperCut NG/providers/print/mac=]
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and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.

-> On Mac, run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in:
       
[=/Applications/PaperCut NG/providers/print/mac=]
->and ensure that monitoring is only enabled on the host only printer.
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   and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.

-> On Mac, run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in
[=/Applications/PaperCut NG/providers/print/mac=]
     and ensure that monitoring is only enabled on the host only printer.
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@.
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@
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On Mac, run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in:
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-> On Mac, run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in:
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->'''6.''' 
On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools-> Services@@.
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->'''6.'''  On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools->Services@@.
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->'''6.'''  Run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in:
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->'''6.''' 
On Windows, restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools-> Services@@.
and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.
On Mac, run
the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in:
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On windows restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools-> Services@@.
and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.


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->'''7.'''  Now printing will be monitored at the local system level and the usage details posted across to the primary server in real time. Perform some testing and verify that the system is working and [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|track printing]] as expected.

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->and ensure that monitoring is only enabled on the host only printer.

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->and ensure that monitoring is only enabled on the host only printer. 
On windows restart the "PaperCut print provider" service under @@Control Panel -> Administrative Tools-> Services@@.
and ensure that only instance of the new host-only printer appears in the admin interface.



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->'''1.''' Nominate a number (one or more) systems that will be configured to use the host-only printers.  In an education environment, you'd usually select Lab systems located close to the printer.

->'''2.''' Set these nominated system(s) as per the manufacturer's guideline.  Verify that printing works as expected.  Make sure this is the case ''before'' moving to the next step.

->'''3.'''  Install the ''PaperCut Secondary Server Installation'' option (in the DMG) on this system.  Follow the secondary server install options as discussed in the manual here:

-->https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html


->'''4.'''  In the [@print-provider.conf@] file enter the IP of the primary server in the setting:

        [=ApplicationServer=<primary server's IP address>=]

->'''5.''' If you will have more than one system printing to the host-only printer, PaperCut will add a printer instance for each workstation. he multiple printer instance will make management hard (e.g cost changes will need to be applied to each instance).  To have all printer instances list under the one, you could alias this system name so all workstations report usage under the one "virtual server" name.  Add the following line to the [@print-provider.conf@] file:

        [=ServerName=HostOnly=]

>'''6.'''  Run the [@Control Printer Monitoring.command@] program in:
        [=/Applications/PaperCut NG/providers/print/mac=]
->and ensure that monitoring is only enabled on the host only printer.

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Here is a summary of the required configuration that needs to be done to monitor host-only printers:

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(:title PaperCut and Host only Drivers:)


A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. They are network printers however they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers) . Workstations can only be configured to print to these printers directly rather than shared print queues.

It
is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not support server shared print queues. For example: canon and Epson
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(:title PaperCut and Host-only Drivers:)


A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. Basically, they are printers which cannot be shared over a network. Even though they are network printers, they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers). Workstations can only be configured to print to these printers directly rather than via server shared print queues. It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not support server shared print queues. For example: canon and Epson
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host only drivers

Waht are host only drivers ? do not use standard method
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It is possible to monitor locally attached printers u
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 -  It is possible to track them buyup print provider
It will appear in PaperCut under differenet
names
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 -  It is possible to track them by setting up print provider each on workstation which is allowed to print to the host only printer.
It will appear in PaperCut under different
names
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(:title PaperCut and Host only Drivers)
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(:title PaperCut and Host only Drivers:)

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(:title PaperCut and Host only Drivers)

A host-only printer is a printer which does not support shared network based server queues. They are network printers however they behave like locally attached printers (i.e. USB printers) . Workstations can only be configured to print to these printers directly rather than shared print queues.

It is frustrating that some printer manufacturers do not use standard methods and still provide drivers which do not support server shared print queues. For example: canon and Epson

Because host-only printers can't be configured to use server based queues, the [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/print-audit-for-business/|print monitor]] and analysis needs to be done directly on the workstation before it's sent to the printer.  In affect, the printer is a "directly attached" printer and can be supported using the procedure as discussed in [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-secondary-print.html|Chapter 13]]:

host only drivers

Waht are host only drivers ? do not use standard method
Printers which cannnot be shared. PaperCut relies on shared printing otherwise printing will not be tracked.

- frustating that drivers do this.
Even though they are network printers ..but they behave like locally attavjed printers (USB printers)

 -  It is possible to track them buyup print provider
It will appear in PaperCut under differenet names
there is a trick that you can do ..so that it doesnt appaera multiple times

make sure you have the same name set up for this printer.

By about now you'll be very frustrated and will be simply wishing that the vendor could supply quality drivers on the Mac that support server based queues. Most do, why not this one!!! Take a deep breath and then contact the vendor to complain. They should be suppling quality drivers that are network aware and support servers.
They would never try this stunt on Windows systems, so why Mac!

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