Online Demo - Print Management / Print Tracking - Users Send the Print Jobs to the Printer by the IP Address of Printer or the Local USB or LPT Printer
Users send the print jobs to the printer directly via the IP address of the printer or to the printer that is connected to their workstations locally via cable (USB, LPT or others).
In this demo, we use two computers. PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager is installed on one computer with computer name: server1. The other computer's name is client1. On the computer \\client1, it has two printers. One is direct IP printer: HP LaserJet 8150 Series PCL6, the other is workstation locally connected printer via USB cable: Lexmark X125.
Step 1. Download and extract the 30-day trial version of PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager, then double click pjm-setup.exe to install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager on the computer \\server1.
Step 2. Click Start -> All Programs -> PrinterAdmin Software -> PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager 10 to run PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager for the first time. If Preferences window doesn't appear, click menu Print Jobs -> Preferences.
Step 3. Click Advanced tab, select the following options and click Save, and then click Exit.
Step 4. In Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services --> PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager, change the Local System Account to your account that is currently logged into this computer and with which you installed the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager software, then restart the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service. If PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager is not listed in the Services, click PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager menu Tools -> Install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service.
Step 5. Copy "setup.exe" to other Windows computers that has USB or LPT printer connected (For example computer \\client1), double click "setup.exe" to install the agent. The add-on Print Job Agent can also be installed silently using Windows Group Policy.
Step 6. Click Start -> All Programs -> Print Job Agent -> Print Job Agent to run the agent. Enter the computer name (in this example: server1) or the IP Address of the computer that has PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager installed.
1. Print Job Agent will be started automatically when user login next time.
2. Modify Print Job Agent.msi package to include the name or IP address of the computer where you installed PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager 10, so you don't have to enter it manually when you run Print Job Agent the first time on each workstation. Visit Step 1 of Windows Group Policy how to Orca to modify Print Job Agent.msi .
Step 7. From the computer \\client1, send a print job to the direct IP printer: HP LaserJet 8150 Series PCL6 and and send another print job to locally connected printer: Lexmark X125. The print jobs are tracked in PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager -> Printed Jobs. These two printers will be added to the list of monitored printers automatically in PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager Preferences -> Printers. Note: The "IP_" means the direct IP printer. The "Local_" means workstation connected printer via USB, LPT or other cables.
If the print jobs sent to the direct IP printer or workstation locally connected printer are not tracked, see FAQ 3.
Step 8. Click PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager menu Print Jobs -> View Report or double click the shortcut "Print Job Report 4.0" on the desktop to run Print Job Report, then connect to the default database C:\Program Files\PrinterAdmin Software\PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager\PrintSaver.mdb.