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PaperCut NG 18.1 release history

PaperCut NG

PaperCut NG 18.1

Please find release note history for PaperCut NG 18.1 below.


Build 44152

13 Jun, 2018

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.1 and contains the following changes:


  • The PaperCut MF manual is now available on the PaperCut website providing more information about PaperCut NG functionality, such as Scan to Cloud. You can find it here.


  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that would have required a user to re-register Scan to Cloud Storage by November 2018.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the PaperCut Save Paper Desktop Widget from being installed.
  • Print Provider: Improved the Windows error logging in print-provider.log.
  • Ricoh: Fixed an issue where the toner details were incorrectly reported for some colors.
  • Sharp PostScript driver: Fixed an issue that occurred when printing both color and grayscale pages in a booklet output that caused an incorrect total page count and an incorrect color page count.
  • Canon UFR II printer driver: Fixed an issue that prevented color to grayscale conversion.
  • MAC/Linux (CUPS): For new installations and upgrades of PaperCut NG, the default setting _EnablePrinterAutoImport_is now set to “on”. PaperCut NG will now automatically import newly added printers. This setting does not override existing installations.
  • Generic PostScript printer driver on macOS: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when duplex printing an odd number of pages.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.


Build 43884

15 May, 2018

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.1 and contains the following changes:


  • Mobility Print: On Linux and macOS servers, fixed an issue preventing the account selection popup from being displayed when enabled.

  • Azure AD Secure LDAP synchronization: The user/group synchronization option in the Configuration Wizard and the Options > User/Group Sync page has been changed from Azure AD to Azure AD Secure LDAP.

  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented PaperCut NG from connecting to the Google Cloud Print service to publish printers and print documents.

  • Linux/Mac: Improved handling of “Printer Command Jobs” to prevent erroneous charges and unnecessary Account Selection Popups.

  • The login button to the PaperCut Pay Station is now disabled while the user is being authenticated. This addresses an issue that could result in funds not being correctly associated with the user’s account.

  • Enhanced the Windows Print Provider when using SNMP to detect printer errors. Windows queue status is now updated with the correct printer error state.

  • Fixed an issue in the external account API that caused canceled jobs charged to shared accounts to be be refunded incorrectly.

  • Batch user and shared account import: Fixed an issue that allowed unsupported file types to be uploaded.

  • User Client: Fixed an issue causing toast messages to be incorrectly displayed when they are disabled.

  • Fixed a broken link in Programs > PaperCut NG to “Top-Ten Hidden Features”.

  • For free licenses (five or less users), the License expiry warning message has been replaced by a message indicating that the installation allows only five users.

  • Fixed a rare issue that caused an “Unable to resolve” error to be displayed on the Job Log page when Hardware Check was enabled.

  • Print Archiving: Fixed a rare issue that caused print archiving to fail, especially when printing via Mobility Print.

  • Print Provider:

    • Improved the time to release print jobs, especially in environments with a high number of held print jobs.**
    • Fixed an issue that caused “Unable to get print job info” entries in the Print Provider log for print jobs that had already been printed.**
    • Provided an option to fix an issue when Sonicwall Firewall Content Filtering System (CFS) is used that prevented secondary servers and Direct Print Monitors from accessing the Application Server and Site Servers. For details on how to set this option, see SonicWall with Content Filter Service.**
    • Windows: PaperCut NG takes the Windows Job Status into consideration when canceling a print job. In addition to the Job Status of Error, the Windows Print Provider now also recognizes Offline, Paper Out, and User Intervention as potential errors.**
  • PostScript drivers:

    • Fixed an issue causing incorrect page counts of print jobs generated from KWS (UZ Leuven).
    • Fixed a rare issue with some PostScript drivers that caused a color page to be incorrectly detected as grayscale.
  • OKI PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue that, when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing), caused an incorrect page count to be recorded in PaperCut NG logs.

  • OKI C711: Fixed an issue that caused hardware page validation checks to fail.

  • Epson: Fixed an issue causing color jobs to be charged as grayscale on some recent devices.

  • Linux with pdftocairo: Fixed an issue that caused color jobs to be charged as grayscale.

Mobility Print:

Job Ticketing:

  • For more information about changes to Job Ticketing, see the Release Notes within the product.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with ** require a Print Provider upgrade.


Build 43838

4 May, 2018

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.1 and contains the following changes:


  • Fixed an issue that displayed garbled characters in translated messages on all web interfaces (since 18.1.1).

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.


Build 43705

26 Apr, 2018

For a snapshot view of 18.1 features, see what’s New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Azure AD user and group sync: Added support for Azure AD Secure LDAP as a new Sync Source option in the Options > User/Group Sync page, when Azure AD Domain Services is enabled.


  • GDPR print management, data privacy, and security compliance: To assist with with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation “Right to be Forgotten”:

    • The Privacy Option (“Remove document information from the Job Log after”) to redact potentially sensitive data elements from the Job Logs page, has been enhanced to redact additional attributes of the print jobs (file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature). Additionally, the timestamp can also be redacted.
    • The server command “permanently-redact-user-data” has been enhanced to redact the file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature of print jobs from the Job Logs page.
  • Global Print Driver (version 100.1.0): The driver’s page output order is now “front to back”. **

  • PaperCut NG User web interface: The temporary option to revert to the pre-17.2 User web interface branding is no longer available.

  • PaperCut Views: PaperCut Views and PaperCut NG can now be installed on the same server.

  • Security:

    • When a print server is detected as being offline, the following now occurs:
      • held print jobs (pending release) are now hidden by default until the print server is back online, to prevent them from being automatically released after the outage.
      • print jobs queued for printing (released) are placed back on hold by default, to prevent them from being automatically printed when the print server comes back online.
    • The command line option “CreateSSLKeystore” now has the option to generate and import self-signed certificates that have custom keystore and keystore key passwords.
    • Continuing security improvements on the PaperCut NG Admin and User web interfaces, including cookie security and library dependencies, to reduce vulnerability to scripting attacks.


  • Fixed an issue that prevented Print Archive spool files from being viewed or downloaded (since 18.1.0).
  • User web interface: Internet Explorer 11 in compatibility mode is now forced into a higher document standard to ensure pages are rendered correctly.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure that Low Balance email notifications are triggered for copy and scan jobs.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue that displayed a JavaScript error in the browser’s console when clicking the file “drop zone” in the User web interface.
  • Reports: Fixed an issue to ensure that access to the “User printing - summary” report (Users), the “Group print summary” report (Groups), and the “Account print summary” report (Accounts), is restricted to PaperCut NG Administrators with “Access reports section” enabled (Options > Admin Rights).
  • Site Servers: Fixed an issue that incorrectly caused Site Servers to intermittently switch between online and offline modes.
  • macOS and Linux: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to log to old rotated log files.

For Integrators:

  • Web Services API: Modified the setUserAccountSelectionAutoChargePersonal method in the Web Services API to enable popup notifications for personal accounts.

Mobility Print:

Other Notes:

  • Windows 2008 (non R2) and 32-bit: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement, the PaperCut NG Application Server can no longer be installed on Windows 2008 (non R2) and 32-bit environments.
  • **Requires an upgrade of the PaperCut Global Print Driver.
  • This release includes a database upgrade.