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PaperCut NG & PaperCut MF Manual


Option 1: Common username and passwords on all systems

  1. Nominate a system to host the printers and the PaperCut NG/MF server software.

  2. Set up the printers and share with appropriate names.

  3. On the nominated host system, ensure that the Guest account is disabled.

    1. Open the Local Users screen: Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Users

    2. Right-click the Guest user; then select Properties.

    3. On the General tab, select Account is disabled.

    4. Click OK.

  4. This should also be performed for any system running a Release Station.

  5. On the nominated host system, set up user accounts for all users via User Accounts in the Windows Control Panel.

  6. Set permission on the printer so only these users can access the printer shares (i.e. don’t allow guest).

  7. Install the PaperCut NG/MF server software and complete the configuration wizard.

  8. Instruct each user to log onto their workstation using an account with the same username and password as set up for them on the nominated host system. This ensures that their jobs list in the queue under their username.