Automatically adding/connecting printers to workstations
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The following knowledge base articles describe different approaches to configuring printers on workstations. The materials are technical and are intended for use by network/system administrators.
This article is written for PaperCut NG/MF versions prior to 19.1. Since version 19.1, we recommend using Print Deploy, as it’s the easiest and quickest way to deploy print queues and drivers to workstations based on who the user is and their location.
A more straightforward solution to address BYOD printing requirements is PaperCut Mobility Print. PaperCut NG and MF include the software free of charge. The solution delivers network print services for iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, and Chrome devices across mixed fleet environments. It allows end-user managed devices to print securely to any printer in your network. Mobility Print is easy to set up so users can print from their own devices without the need to reach out to a SysAdmin for help. The caveat is that Mobility Print is designed around a BYOD printing scenario where it is assumed that the devices are managed by the users, and there’s no way to automate the setup of these printer connections. If you are looking for a way to set up printer connections on devices that are managed by your organization, please have a look at some of the solutions below.
This release contains an updated Java version which no longer supports 32-bit workstations. If you have any 32-bit users launching the User Client or Release Station from a network share, see this Knowledge Base article for more information.