Managing TCP/IP printer objects via URL

Managing TCP/IP printer objects via URL

New to Printer Installer version 13.1 is the ability to manage direct IP printers by browsing to specific URLs. You can view, add, update, and delete printers in this way.

Viewing a Printer

Going to this URL will open the Administrator at the specified printer.

Syntax: printers.domain.com/admin/?viewdirectip=1&printername=example1&folder=Location1,MyCompany

If the printer could not be found, or multiple printers match printername, an error will be shown and the root node will be selected.

Adding a Printer

Going to this URL will open a dialog window to add a new printer. Note: This will never update an existing printer. If a printername is entered that is the same as an existing printer, a new printer with that name will be created.

Syntax: printers.domain.com/admin/?adddirectip=1&printername=example1&folder=Location1,MyCompany&
hostaddress=192.168.1.99&location=CopyRoom&comment=Copier&iscolor=1

Updating a Printer

Going to this URL will open a dialog window to update a printer.

Syntax: printers.domain.com/admin/?updatedirectip=1&printername=example1&folder=Location1,MyCompany&
hostaddress=192.168.1.99&location=CopyRoom&comment=Copier&iscolor=1

If the printer could not be found, or multiple printers match printername, an error will be shown.

Note: Any missing parameter means to not change the current value. For example, putting "comment=" in the url would clear the field, but leaving "comment=" out of the url entirely would mean no change will be made)

Deleting a Printer

Going to this URL will open a dialog prompt to delete a printer.

Syntax: printers.domain.com/admin/?deletedirectip=1&printername=example1&folder=Location1,MyCompany

If the printer could not be found, or multiple printers match printername, an error will be shown and the root node will be selected.

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