Trialling PaperCut NG/MF Using a Subset of all Users

There are a few options available for limiting the trial to a subset of users:

  1. Probably the most convenient way would be to import all users into PaperCut NG/MF as ‘unrestricted’ users. This means that when their balance reaches 0 (if you are allocating balances), they will be able to continue to print; their balance counting down into the negative. If there are no filters or other rules set up, this is a silent solution and they will not notice a difference. You can then configure PaperCut NG/MF only for your test set of users.
  2. Another option is to create a new set of print queues that the test users will print to. PaperCut NG/MF will monitor all print queues on the system it is installed on by default, so you will have to configure it to ignore some. If you have a few printers, this could be achieved by entering your current print queues into the ignore list of printers. If you have many printers, you could set up PaperCut NG/MF and your print queues on another server.

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