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Testing the installation

Once the installation is complete, it is now time to test the system.

Testing for an Education or Small/Medium Enterprise installation

  1. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  2. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  3. Click the Job Log tab.

  4. Check that your print job is listed in the log.
  5. Click the Users tab.

    The User List page is displayed.

  6. Select a user.

    The User Details page is displayed.

  7. Click Job Log.

  8. Check that your user account is charged an appropriate amount.

Testing for a Professional (client billing) installation

  1. Click the Users tab.

    The User List page is displayed.

  2. Select your test user account. The quick find feature can assist here.

  3. In the Account Selection area, select Show the advanced account selection popupThe advanced account selection popup is a mode for the desktop client that caters for professional businesses with a large number of accounts. It provides powerful features that allow users to quickly assign printing to accounts selected from a large list of clients or projects, such as keyword search, recently selected accounts, and preferred accounts. You can also apply cost adjustments to a print job at time of print..

Now you need to log onto a workstation, start the client, and test printing. The following instructions assume testing is performed from a Windows desktop system. For other platforms, see the client deployment process as described in User Client.

  1. Log in to a workstation and open Windows Explorer (the file explorer). In the address bar enter:

    \\[server-name]\PCClient

    Where [server-name] is the hostname of the system on which you installed PaperCut. Explorer should connect to the share containing the client software.

  2. Browse to the win directory; then double-click pc-client.exe. The client launches and an icon is displayed in the task tray.

  3. Print a test document, such as a web page or basic document.

  4. The client popup window should display. Select My Personal Account.

  5. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  6. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  7. Click the Job Log tab.

  8. Check that your print job is listed in the log.

  9. Click the Users tab.

    The User List page is displayed.

  10. Select a user.

    The User Details page is displayed.

  11. Click Job Log.

  12. Check that your user account is charged an appropriate amount.


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