Step 3: Roll out Mobility Print
Remember the zeros next to each one of the client OS icons? Now it’s time to get them clocking over. Put your gaming hat on and level-up!
This count represents the number of jobs printed from end-user clients. Your aim during testing is to validate that printing works correctly from all client types, or at least the clients used on your network.
For each client OS you want to support:
- In the Mobility Print Admin interface, click the Client Setup link.
- Follow the client setup instructions.
- On each type of client, send a test print job (for example XKCD, or an ASCII table if the boss is around).
- Verify that the document printed correctly.
- Check the job counter in the interface. It should have moved from 0 to 1.
- Repeat for each printer.... look for any errors in the Admin interface!
For managed Chromebooks, also take a look at Manage Chromebook printing with PaperCut.
Almost there! It’s now time to unleash all this awesomeness on your end users. But before you do, here are some tips:
- Turn off each printer’s own discovery/sharing via the printer’s admin pages. For example, some printers have their own AirPrint or Bonjour discovery. If you don’t do this, printers might appear in the end user’s printer list multiple times, causing confusion.
- Ask yourself, “Do I need to publish all my printers?” If you don’t, turn on/off printers via the Select Printers button.
OK time to push the button and unleash! The easiest way to do this is to share the URL you’ll find here:
Of course, you should test the URL first as you may need to use a different hostname.
We know that most SysAdmins like “command line interfaces” and Art was never a strong subject... so... we’ve prepared a poster for you. Have a crack at passing it off as your own handywork - let us know if you manage to convince anyone!
Alternatively, you can:
- Send the link out via email.
- Add a link on your intranet homepage.
DONE - Coffee time! Check out the How it works section.