The client is required for end users to use the portal to install printers or for printer provisioning by deployment. End users can self-install the client, or you can automate the installation of the client.
Important: The client is automatically configured with the Printer Installer server URL when installed using the manual method below. If you use the automated method below be sure to include the command line parameter that sets the HOMEURL value when automating the installation of the client.
Method #1: Manually Installing the Printer Installer Client
To manually install the client visit the Printer Installer Portal and click on the Install Client link in the top right corner.
Note: Local administrator rights are required to manually install the client.
Method #2: Automating the Printer Installer Client Installation
Using a GPO or 3rd party application, run the PrinterInstallerClient.msi with the following command line parameters:
\\servershare\PrinterInstallerClient.msi /qn HOMEURL=http://PrinterInstallerPortalURL
msiexec /i PrinterInstallerClient.msi /qn HOMEURL=http://PrinterInstallerPortalURL
Method #3: Automate installing the Printer Installer Client with a Group Policy software installation package