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April 05, 2019, at 12:05 AM by Tim Shimmin - typo
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Select the print queue you wish to be the virtual queue, in this example it is @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@. This is the print queue everyone in your organisation will print to. It is important to give it a sensible name when sharing it so end users to not become confused.
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Select the print queue you wish to be the virtual queue, in this example it is @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@. This is the print queue everyone in your organisation will print to. It is important to give it a sensible name when sharing it so end users do not become confused.
April 05, 2019, at 12:04 AM by Tim Shimmin - fix grammar/typos
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This article is intended to complement our Find-Me printing section in the [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-find-me-printing-and-load-balancing.html|manual]]. Its important to understanding the concept of Find-Me printing before setting up a Find-Me environment.
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This article is intended to complement our Find-Me printing section in the [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-find-me-printing-and-load-balancing.html|manual]]. Its important to understand the concept of Find-Me printing before setting up a Find-Me environment.
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This new queue is create exactly the same way as the regular print queues and should be tested it is working as intended before proceeding with making it queue virtual. To make life simple we called our Find-Me virtual print queue @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@
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This new queue is created exactly the same way as the regular print queues and should be tested that it is working as intended before proceeding with making the queue virtual. To make life simple we called our Find-Me virtual print queue @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@
July 13, 2018, at 02:20 AM by Geoff Smith - Remove follow me reference
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[-Keywords: secure printing, secure print release, find-me printing, findme, follow me printing-]
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[-Keywords: secure printing, secure print release, find-me printing, findme-]
July 05, 2018, at 06:24 PM by Aaron Pouliot - Added category FindMePrinting
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]], [[Category.Configuration|+]], [[Category.TipsAndTricks|+]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.FindMePrinting|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]]
June 04, 2018, at 01:35 PM by Jessica Warland - Removed -> Find-Me printing can be implemented using PaperCut NG and release station software.
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But Find-Me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]].
July 11, 2017, at 06:09 AM by peterf - Updating to reflect new Find-Me setup option in version 17.2
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#Under @@This device will display jobs for release from the selected source queues:@@, select the virtual queue. If the print queue configuration steps have been followed, the virtual queue should appear neatly under a @@Virtual with Hold/Release@@ heading; this makes it easy to find print queues which are configured validly for Find-Me printing. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the selected virtual queue: Attach:findmedeviceenableprintrelease.png
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#Under @@This device will display jobs for release from the selected source queues:@@, select the virtual queue. If the print queue configuration steps have been followed, the virtual queue should appear neatly under a @@Virtual with Hold/Release@@ heading; this makes it easy to find print queues which are configured validly for Find-Me printing. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the selected virtual queue: Attach:findmedeviceenableprintrelease-updated.png
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#On the @@Select the destination queue:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. For this example, @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@ Attach:findmedeviceprintjobson.png
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#On the @@Select the destination queue:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. Where possible, PaperCut MF will recommend print queues which appear to match the device under a @@Suggested@@ heading. For this example, the match is with the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@ queue: Attach:findmedeviceprintjobson-updated.png
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In this example we have two [=MFDs=], one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue, but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working Find-Me setup, wherein users can print to one central virtual queue, and release from any of the available MFDs.
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In this example we have two [=MFDs=], one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue, but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue, which should be @@Suggested@@ by PaperCut MF based on the detected relationship between the matching print queue and device. This would give us a working Find-Me setup, wherein users can print to one central virtual queue, and release from any of the available MFDs.
May 16, 2017, at 05:10 AM by peterf - Minor fixes
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# Navigate to @@Printers@@ → @@find-me-queue@@ → @@Summary@@ in the PaperCut administration interface. Change the Queue type option to @@This is a virtual queue (jobs will be redirected to a different queue)@@ as per the screenshot Attach:findmevirtualqueue.png
# Once the queue is setup as a virtual queue a new option box appears allowing you to select the print queues print jobs will be forwarded to. This is where you select the normal print queues associated with the devices in the Find-Me setup.  The screen shot shows both physical queues selected as queues the virtual can forward print jobs to Attach:findmeforwardedqueues.png
# At this stage we also want to enable the option to @@Enable hold/release queue@@
# We also need to set @@Release mode@@ to @@User release@@ (the default). This ensures that jobs are held in the virtual queue and not automatically forwarded to one of the target queues.

This is what the print queues look like now one of them is setup to be a virtual queue, notice the (virtual) after the print queue name
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->1. Navigate to @@Printers@@ → @@find-me-queue@@ → @@Summary@@ in the PaperCut administration interface. Change the Queue type option to @@This is a virtual queue (jobs will be redirected to a different queue)@@ as per this screenshot:

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findmevirtualqueue.png

->2. Once the queue is setup as a virtual queue a new option box appears allowing you to select the print queues print jobs will be forwarded to. This is where you select the normal print queues associated with the devices in the Find-Me setup.  The screen shot shows both physical queues selected as queues the virtual can forward print jobs to:

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findmeforwardedqueues.png

->3. At this stage we also want to enable the option to @@Enable hold/release queue@@

->4. We also need to set the @@Release mode@@ to @@User release@@ (the default). This ensures that jobs are held in the virtual queue and not automatically forwarded to one of the target queues.

This is what the print queues look like now one of them is setup to be a virtual queue; notice the "(virtual)" after the virtual print queue's name:
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#Created a new print queue and configured it to be a virtual queue within PaperCut
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#Created a new print queue and configured it to be a virtual queue within PaperCut MF
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The following shows my virtual queue setup in PaperCut:
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The following shows my virtual queue setup in PaperCut MF:
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Ok, halfway. Now that we have everyone printing to our Find-Me queue and our jobs being paused, we need a way to release these print jobs.
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Okay, halfway done! Now that we have everyone printing to our virtual Find-Me queue and our jobs being paused for hold/release, we need a way to release those print jobs...
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#Under @@This device will display jobs for release from the selected source queues:@@, select the virtual queue. If the print queue configuration steps have been followed, the virtual queue should appear neatly under a @@Virtual with Hold/Release@@ heading; this makes it easy to find print queues which are configured validly for Find-Me printing. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the selected virtual queue. Attach:findmedeviceenableprintrelease.png
#Tick the @@Enable find me printing support@@ selection box Attach:findmedeviceenablefindme.png
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#Under @@This device will display jobs for release from the selected source queues:@@, select the virtual queue. If the print queue configuration steps have been followed, the virtual queue should appear neatly under a @@Virtual with Hold/Release@@ heading; this makes it easy to find print queues which are configured validly for Find-Me printing. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the selected virtual queue: Attach:findmedeviceenableprintrelease.png
#Tick the @@Enable find me printing support@@ selection box: Attach:findmedeviceenablefindme.png
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In this example we have two [=MFDs=], one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue, but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working Find-Me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.
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In this example we have two [=MFDs=], one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue, but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working Find-Me setup, wherein users can print to one central virtual queue, and release from any of the available MFDs.
May 16, 2017, at 04:54 AM by peterf - Updated to reflect 17.1 release
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But find-me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But Find-Me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 [=MFDs=](other [=MFDs=] are available)
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 [=MFDs=] (other [=MFDs=] are available)
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Once the print queues are working and being tracked by PaperCut we need to create an additional print queue, this will be the Virtual Queue used for find-me printing.
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Once the print queues are working and being tracked by PaperCut we need to create an additional print queue, this will be the Virtual Queue used for Find-Me printing.
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*Note that there's a detailed section of the manual here which explains [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-find-me-printing-and-load-balancing-requirements.html|how to configure the driver for your virtual / find-me queue]]. It also details the testing process - in short, it involves using the 'lowest common denominator' driver which would be compatible for all of the individual member print queues.
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*Note that there's a detailed section of the manual here which explains [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-find-me-printing-and-load-balancing-requirements.html|how to configure the driver for your virtual / find-me queue]]. It also details the testing process - in short, it involves using the "lowest common denominator" driver which would be compatible for all of the individual member print queues.
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Next login to the PaperCut admin interface and go to the printers tab. You should see the two print queues for the [=MFDs=] and an extra queue that will be a virtual queue.
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Next login to the PaperCut MF admin interface and go to the printers tab. You should see the two print queues for the [=MFDs=] and an extra queue that will be a virtual queue.
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# Navigate to @@Printers@@ → @@find-me-queue@@ → @@Summary@@ in the PaperCut administration interface. Change the Queue type option to @@This is a virtual queue (jobs will be forwarded to a different queue)@@ as per the screenshot Attach:findmevirtualqueue.png
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# Navigate to @@Printers@@ → @@find-me-queue@@ → @@Summary@@ in the PaperCut administration interface. Change the Queue type option to @@This is a virtual queue (jobs will be redirected to a different queue)@@ as per the screenshot Attach:findmevirtualqueue.png
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Using the above settings means that users will print to one print queue (the virtual print queue) the jobs will be held in the print queue and then when released they will be moved over to the print queues associated with the physical device a user is releasing them from (The MFD)

Ok, Half way. Now we have everyone printing to our Find-Me queue and our jobs being paused we need a way to release these print jobs.
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Using the above settings means that users will print to one print queue (the virtual print queue), the jobs will be held in the print queue, and then when released they will be moved over to the print queues associated with the physical device a user is releasing them from (the MFD).

Ok, halfway. Now that we have everyone printing to our Find-Me queue and our jobs being paused, we need a way to release these print jobs.
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The next step is to configure our Konica MFD to look for print jobs on the virtual queues and then release them on the MFD the user is logged into.
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The next step is to configure our Konica MFDs to look for print jobs on the virtual queues and then release them on the MFD the user is logged into.
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Navigate to the @@Devices@@ tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica [=MFDs=]. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
(Note: -Its important to remember that the devices tab in PaperCut MF is used to control the copy and print release functionality of a MFD. The printers tab is just for the print queues, a MFD may have a multiple functions but to the print server its simply a print queue)
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Navigate to the @@Devices@@ tab in the PaperCut MF administration console and select one of the Konica [=MFDs=]. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD first.
(Note: -Its important to remember that the devices tab in PaperCut MF is used to control the copy and print release functionality of a MFD. The printers tab is just for the print queue side of the equation; an MFD may have multiple functions, but from the print server's perspective, its simply a print queue)
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#Scroll down the summary tab to the @@External Device Settings@@ section and select @@Enable print release@@.
#Under @@Displays jobs for release from the selected queues
@@ select the virtual queue. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the virtual queue. Attach:findmedeviceenableprintrelease.png
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#Scroll down the @@Summary@@ subtab to the @@Print Release@@ section and select @@Enable print release@@.
#Under @@This device will display jobs for release from
the selected source queues:@@, select the virtual queue. If the print queue configuration steps have been followed, the virtual queue should appear neatly under a @@Virtual with Hold/Release@@ heading; this makes it easy to find print queues which are configured validly for Find-Me printing. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the selected virtual queue. Attach:findmedeviceenableprintrelease.png
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#On the @@When released, jobs print on:@@ drop down choose @@A single Queue@@ (the default)
#On the @@Select the queue to release to:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. In this example @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@ Attach:findmedeviceprintjobson.png
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#On the @@When released, jobs will be redirected to:@@ drop down choose @@This device (single queue)@@ (the default)
#On the
@@Select the destination queue:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. For this example, @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@ Attach:findmedeviceprintjobson.png
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In this example we have two [=MFDs=], one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working find-me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.
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In this example we have two [=MFDs=], one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue, but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working Find-Me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.
August 13, 2014, at 07:12 PM by TimG - Updated with link to findme driver requirements
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*Note that there's a detailed section of the manual here which explains [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-find-me-printing-and-load-balancing-requirements.html|how to configure the driver for your virtual / find-me queue]]. It also details the testing process - in short, it involves using the 'lowest common denominator' driver which would be compatible for all of the individual member print queues.
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This is what the print queues look like now one of them is setup to be a virtual queue, notice the (virtual) after the print queue name
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#Selected the print queues associated with the physical MFDs as queues the virtual queue is allowed to forward print jobs to.
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#Selected the print queues associated with the physical [=MFDs=] as queues the virtual queue is allowed to forward print jobs to.
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Navigate to the @@Devices@@ tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica MFDs. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
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Navigate to the @@Devices@@ tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica [=MFDs=]. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 [=MFDs=] (other MFDs are available)
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 [=MFDs=](other [=MFDs=] are available)
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The first step is to create print queues for each of the MFDs in question and then fully test printing on them to make sure they function as expected.
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The first step is to create print queues for each of the [=MFDs=] in question and then fully test printing on them to make sure they function as expected.
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Next login to the PaperCut admin interface and go to the printers tab. You should see the two print queues for the MFDs and an extra queue that will be a virtual queue.
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Next login to the PaperCut admin interface and go to the printers tab. You should see the two print queues for the [=MFDs=] and an extra queue that will be a virtual queue.
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In this example we have two MFDs, one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working find-me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.
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In this example we have two [=MFDs=], one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working find-me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 MFDs (other MFDs are available)
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 [=MFDs=] (other MFDs are available)
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 MFDs (other MFDs are available)
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 MFDs (other MFDs are available)
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The first step is to create print queues for each of the MFDs in question and then fully test printing on them to make sure they function as expected.
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The first step is to create print queues for each of the MFDs in question and then fully test printing on them to make sure they function as expected.
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#Selected the print queues associated with the physical MFDs as queues the virtual queue is allowed to forward print jobs to.
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#Selected the print queues associated with the physical MFDs as queues the virtual queue is allowed to forward print jobs to.
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Navigate to the @@Devices@@ tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica MFDs. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
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Navigate to the @@Devices@@ tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica MFDs. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
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In this example we have two MFDs one Library (already setup) the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working find-me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.
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In this example we have two MFDs, one Library (already setup) and the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working find-me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.
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The next step is to configure our Konica MFDs to look for print jobs on the virtual queues and then release them on the MFD the user is logged into.
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The next step is to configure our Konica MFD to look for print jobs on the virtual queues and then release them on the MFD the user is logged into.
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#On the summary tab scroll down to the @@External Device Settings@@ section and select @@Enable print release@@.
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#Scroll down the summary tab to the @@External Device Settings@@ section and select @@Enable print release@@.
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Navigate to the Devices tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica MFDs. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
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Navigate to the @@Devices@@ tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica MFDs. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But find-me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG] and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But find-me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But find-me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]]PaperCut NG and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]
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This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But find-me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG] and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]], [[Category.Configuration|+]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]], [[Category.Configuration|+]], [[Category.TipsAndTricks|+]]
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 MFDs (other MFDs are available;))
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In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 MFDs (other MFDs are available)
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!!Other Devices
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!!Print Queue Setup
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This new queue is create exactly the same way as the regular print queues and should be tested it is working as intended before proceeding with making the queue virtual. To make life simple we called our Find-Me virtual print queue @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@
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This new queue is create exactly the same way as the regular print queues and should be tested it is working as intended before proceeding with making it queue virtual. To make life simple we called our Find-Me virtual print queue @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@ 

!!Virtual Queue Setup
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!!Virtual Queue Setup
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Ok, Half way.
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Ok, Half way. Now we have everyone printing to our Find-Me queue and our jobs being paused we need a way to release these print jobs.
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]], [[Category.Tips & Tricks|+]], [[Category.Configuration|+]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]], [[Category.Configuration|+]]
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!!Subheading

TODO link your page here: https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/Miscellaneous

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''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]], [[Category.Tips & Tricks|+]], [[Category.Configuration|+]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.PaperCut MF|+]]
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[-Keywords: TODO keywords here if needed-]
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[-Keywords: secure printing, secure print release, find-me printing, findme, follow me printing-]
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#Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@
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#Tick the @@Enable find me printing support@@ selection box Attach:findmedeviceenablefindme.png
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#Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@
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#Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@Attach:findmedeviceenablefindme.png
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#Under @@Displays jobs for release from the selected queues@@ select the virtual queue. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the virtual queue.
#Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@
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#Under @@Displays jobs for release from the selected queues@@ select the virtual queue. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the virtual queue. Attach:findmedeviceenableprintrelease.png
#Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@  Attach:findmedeviceenablefindme.png
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#On the @@Select the queue to release to:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. In this example @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@
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#On the @@Select the queue to release to:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. In this example @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@ Attach:findmedeviceprintjobson.png
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How it all looks:
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Select the print queue you wish to be the virtual queue, in this example it is @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@. This is the print queue everyone in your organisation will print to. It is important to give it a sensible name when sharing it.
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!!Virtual Queue Setup
Select the print queue you wish to be the virtual
queue, in this example it is @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@. This is the print queue everyone in your organisation will print to. It is important to give it a sensible name when sharing it so end users to not become confused.
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!!Device Setup
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#. On the summary tab scroll down to the @@External Device Settings@@ section and select @@Enable print release@@.
#. Under @@Displays jobs for release from the selected queues@@ select the virtual queue. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the virtual queue.
#. Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@
#. On the @@When released, jobs print on:@@ drop down choose @@A single Queue@@ (the default)
#. On the @@Select the queue to release to:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. In this example @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@
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#On the summary tab scroll down to the @@External Device Settings@@ section and select @@Enable print release@@.
#Under @@Displays jobs for release from the selected queues@@ select the virtual queue. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the virtual queue.
#Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@
#On the @@When released, jobs print on:@@ drop down choose @@A single Queue@@ (the default)
#On the @@Select the queue to release to:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. In this example @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@
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This is how they look in the PaperCut Admin interface:
Attach:findmeprinterstab.png

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# Navigate to @@Printers@@ → @@find-me-queue@@ → @@Summary@@ in the PaperCut administration interface. Change the Queue type option to @@This is a virtual queue (jobs will be forwarded to a different queue)@@
# Once the queue is setup as a virtual queue a new option box appears allowing you to select the print queues print jobs will be forwarded to. This is where you select the normal print queues associated with the devices in the Find-Me setup.
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# Navigate to @@Printers@@ → @@find-me-queue@@ → @@Summary@@ in the PaperCut administration interface. Change the Queue type option to @@This is a virtual queue (jobs will be forwarded to a different queue)@@ as per the screenshot Attach:findmevirtualqueue.png
# Once the queue is setup as
a virtual queue a new option box appears allowing you to select the print queues print jobs will be forwarded to. This is where you select the normal print queues associated with the devices in the Find-Me setup.  The screen shot shows both physical queues selected as queues the virtual can forward print jobs to Attach:findmeforwardedqueues.png
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# We also need to set @@Release mode@@ to @@User release@@ (the default). This ensures that jobs are held in the virtual queue and not automatically forwarded to one of the target queues.
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# We also need to set @@Release mode@@ to @@User release@@ (the default). This ensures that jobs are held in the virtual queue and not automatically forwarded to one of the target queues. 
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The following shows my virtual queue setup in PaperCut:
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(:title Setup Find-Me Printing with PaperCut MF:)

This KB article relates to '''PaperCut MF''', the edition of PaperCut that implements [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|copier control]]. But find-me printing can be implemented using [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]]PaperCut NG and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-release-stations/|release station software.]]

This article is intended to complement our Find-Me printing section in the [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-find-me-printing-and-load-balancing.html|manual]]. Its important to understanding the concept of Find-Me printing before setting up a Find-Me environment.

In the example below we will be configuring a simple Find-Me solution using two Konica Minolta 501 MFDs (other MFDs are available;))

The first step is to create print queues for each of the MFDs in question and then fully test printing on them to make sure they function as expected.
Once the print queues are working and being tracked by PaperCut we need to create an additional print queue, this will be the Virtual Queue used for find-me printing.
This new queue is create exactly the same way as the regular print queues and should be tested it is working as intended before proceeding with making the queue virtual. To make life simple we called our Find-Me virtual print queue @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@

Next login to the PaperCut admin interface and go to the printers tab. You should see the two print queues for the MFDs and an extra queue that will be a virtual queue.
For this example our three print queues are called:
#@@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@
#@@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@
#@@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@

Select the print queue you wish to be the virtual queue, in this example it is @@Windows Konica Virtual Queue@@. This is the print queue everyone in your organisation will print to. It is important to give it a sensible name when sharing it.

# Navigate to @@Printers@@ → @@find-me-queue@@ → @@Summary@@ in the PaperCut administration interface. Change the Queue type option to @@This is a virtual queue (jobs will be forwarded to a different queue)@@
# Once the queue is setup as a virtual queue a new option box appears allowing you to select the print queues print jobs will be forwarded to. This is where you select the normal print queues associated with the devices in the Find-Me setup.
# At this stage we also want to enable the option to @@Enable hold/release queue@@
# We also need to set @@Release mode@@ to @@User release@@ (the default). This ensures that jobs are held in the virtual queue and not automatically forwarded to one of the target queues.

So to go over what we have done here:
#Created and tested print queues for each MFD in the find-me environment
#Created a new print queue and configured it to be a virtual queue within PaperCut
#Selected the print queues associated with the physical MFDs as queues the virtual queue is allowed to forward print jobs to.

Using the above settings means that users will print to one print queue (the virtual print queue) the jobs will be held in the print queue and then when released they will be moved over to the print queues associated with the physical device a user is releasing them from (The MFD)

Ok, Half way.
The next step is to configure our Konica MFDs to look for print jobs on the virtual queues and then release them on the MFD the user is logged into.
In this example we will assume that the PaperCut MF embedded software is already installed and up and running on the Konicas.

Navigate to the Devices tab in the PaperCut administration interface and select one of the Konica MFDs. In this example we will be configuring the Library Konica MFD.
(Note: -Its important to remember that the devices tab in PaperCut MF is used to control the copy and print release functionality of a MFD. The printers tab is just for the print queues, a MFD may have a multiple functions but to the print server its simply a print queue)
To configure the Library machine to view print jobs from the virtual queue and release them on the Library machine you need to:
#. On the summary tab scroll down to the @@External Device Settings@@ section and select @@Enable print release@@.
#. Under @@Displays jobs for release from the selected queues@@ select the virtual queue. When a user authenticates at the MFD the machine will display the users jobs sitting paused in the virtual queue.
#. Tick @@Enable find me printing support@@
#. On the @@When released, jobs print on:@@ drop down choose @@A single Queue@@ (the default)
#. On the @@Select the queue to release to:@@ drop down choose the print queue associated with the device. In this example @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 Library@@

The Find-Me workflow - in simple terms.
#A user will print to the virtual queue (they will just see it as a normal print queue)
#The job will be held in the queue
#The user will login to the MFD
#The MFD will look at the virtual queue for any print jobs for that user
#User selects a print job (or all of them)
#Print jobs will be printed from the MFD they are logged into.

In this example we have two MFDs one Library (already setup) the other is on the 1st floor.  We would configure the 1st floor MFD much the same, e.g. set it to look at the virtual queue but tell it to release on the @@Windows Konica Minolta 501 1st Floor@@ print queue. This would give us a working find-me setup meaning users can print to one central queue and release from any MFD.

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