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PaperCut NG & PaperCut MF Manual


Option 2: Authenticating via popup

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

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

    1. Select Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Users.
      The Local Users screen is displayed.
    2. Right-click the Guest user; then select Properties.
    3. On the General tab, select Account is disabled.
    4. Click OK.
  3. This should also be performed for any system running a Release Station.

  4. On the nominated system, set up user accounts for all users.

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

  6. Print from another workstation. The job should list in PaperCut NG/MF under the user “guest”.

  7. Click the Users tab.

    The User List page is displayed.

  8. In the Actions menu, click Bulk user actions.

    The Bulk User Operations page is displayed.

  9. In the Change settings area:

    1. Select the Change account selection setting check box.

    2. Select Show standard account selection.

    3. Clear the Allow user to charge to their personal account check box.

    4. Select the Allow user to perform printing as another user check box.

    Enable perform printing as other user

  10. Install the client software on each workstation. See User Client.

  11. When the user prints to the shared printer, a popup now asks the user to enter a username and password.