Overview: Importing Printers / Converting End User Printers

Overview of Importing and Converting NDPS, iPrint, or Legacy Queue Printers.

It is easy to import your eDirectory backend print system and convert the end user’s installed NDPS, iPrint, or legacy queue printers to Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printers.  See the below overview for a quick understanding of the process and then use the specific steps to import your printers.

There are 2 steps to the back end import and end user printer conversion process:

  • Step1: Import the printer objects from eDirectory
  • Step2: Convert End User NDPS, iPrint, or Legacy Queue Printers


Step 1: Import the printer objects from eDirectory

Use our Printer Migrator to import NDPS, iPrint, or legacy queue printers from eDirectory into Printer Installer.

During the import the following items can be imported:

    • Printer Name
    • Printer Comments
    • Printer Driver
    • Printer Profiles: All device settings and preferences
    • Security

Note: The import process only reads information from eDirectory.  The printer objects remain completely functional during and after the import process.

Step 2: Convert End User NDPS, iPrint, or Legacy Queue Printers

Now that the printers are imported into Printer Installer, we will enable the "Convert end user NDPS, iPrint, or legacy queue printers" option in Printer Installer to convert all of the NDPS, iPrint, or legacy queue printers that are currently installed on the end user computers.  During the next login the end user printers will be converted to Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printers.

    • Keep existing device settings and preferences
    • Update device settings and preferences
    • Keep existing driver
    • Update driver
    • Keep default printer setting


Before the NDPS, iPrint, or legacy printer conversion:

After the conversion to Printer Installer TCP/IP managed printers:

The end user printers are now converted from NDPS, iPrint, or legacy queue printers to Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printers.