Online Demo - Print Tracking / Print Manager - 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. Print Manager is installed on one computer with computer name: server1. The other computer 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.
Note: In Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services, Print Manager service is installed automatically. If not, click Print Manager memu Tools -> Install Print Manager service
Step 2. Click Start -> All Programs -> Printer Usage -> Print Manager Professional 11 to run Print 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. Install Addon_Print Job Agent on client computer (Windows only) that has USB or LPT printer connected, double click "setup.exe" to install the agent. The add-on Print Job Agent can also be installed silently using Windows Group Policy.
Step 5. Click Start -> All Programs -> Printer Usage -> Print Job Agent 2.0 to run the agent. Enter the computer name (in this example: server1) or the IP Address of the computer that has Print Manager installed.
1. Print Job Agent will be started automatically when user login next time.
2. Modify Silent_Installation\Print Job Agent.msi package to include the name or IP address of the computer where you installed Print Manager Professional 11, 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 6. 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 Print Manager -> Printed Jobs. These two printers will be added to the list of monitored printers automatically in Print 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 7. Click Print Manager menu Print Jobs -> View Report or double click the shortcut "Print Log 4.0" on the desktop to run Print Log, then connect to the default database C:\Program Files\Printer Usage\Print Manager\PrintSaver.mdb.