(:title How to Rename a Printer:)
To uniquely identify a print queue PaperCut uses a combination of the hostname the printer is hosted on and the printer’s queue name. If either of these change, for example because the server was migrated, or the printer was renamed, then PaperCut will treat the result as a new printer (the old printer will still be available along with all its logs). In some cases this is the desired behavior. In other cases it may be preferred to rename the ‘old’ printer to its new name so that logs and settings are maintained.
Renaming a printer is possible via the server-command scripting tool (see manual reference for NG or ChargeBack). For example to rename a printer from “
oldserver\My Printer” to “
newserver\My Printer”, use the command:
server-command rename-printer oldserver “My Printer” newserver “My Printer”
Note that case sensitivity can be important, so be sure to enter the printer’s name exactly as it appears in the OS (and to use the queue name, not the share name).
Then perform some test prints with the new print queue to ensure that printing is logged under the new printer entry as expected.
Keywords: change printer name, rename printers after migration, server hostname change