What's New

What is new with Printer Installer 5.2 - June 2012 Release

New Features

  • Ability to assign administration roles to users accessing the Printer Installer Administrator that limit permissions. Roles: root, administrator, manager, or deployer.
  • Ability to login to the administrator using AD user authentication.
  • Ability to view administrative audit records that show who changed something and what was changed in the Printer Installer Administrator
  • Ability to select multiple objects to delete or move.
  • Ability to set a secondary Printer Installer install as read only to allow for redundancy.
  • Separate "cache redirection" and "sync cache location" options to allow the synchronization option to be disabled while the redirection option is enabled.
  • Ability to have the client check-in every x minutes.
  • Ability to disable CTRL + SHIFT + 8 option that launches the client console and select another combination.
  • Ability to have user name be something other than an email address.
  • Ability to set multiple LDAP servers for AD authentication access to the Administrator.
  • Ability to require https or http when accessing the Printer Installer Administrator and Portal.
  • Ability to use small, medium or large printer or folder icons on maps.
  • Ability to specify if a printer is a color printer and have it show a color printer icon on the portal map or list view.
  • Ability to remove the driver model column from the portal.
  • Ability to call "PrinterInstallerClient.exe refresh" to cause the client to refresh.
  • Ability to import 64-bit drivers when importing Novell iPrint or NDPS printers.

Issues Resolved

  • Printer driver update / change enhancements
  • When the client changes a direct printer’s driver to a driver with a different name it will now clear the printer settings stored in the users profile so that the settings are not applied to the new driver causing odd printer preferences settings.
  • Better management of non-managed local printers.
  • When the client manages an non-managed local printer and changes the name of the printer, the user’s default printer will be set to the new printer name. Before this fix the user’s default printer would be set to the last printer in the list of printers.
  • Deployments to IP address range objects that only contain less than 3 IP addresses didn't deploy the printer.
  • When the client changes an end user's printer driver and it has a new print processor, it will now change the print processor.
  • 500 errors are reported in the client log when checking in with the Printer Installer server causing the client to not be able to check-in.
  • When migrating iPrint printers from OES iPrint server the migrator can't find needed files because they have no time stamp.
  • Uploading driver files larger than 250MB caused an error. Set new limit of 500MB.
  • Map image downloads were requiring php resources. They are now downloaded from the cache folder using http.
  • When end user printers are renamed by the client they will now keep the printer device settings and preferences.
  • Printers will not be removed if the computer is unable to contact a domain controller during login.
  • Various other fixes and cosmetic changes.


What’s New 5.1: Released December 8, 2011

New Features

  • Ability to copy iPrint printers to Windows print servers and convert end user’s existing iPrint printers to Windows network printers.
  • Ability to list Windows shared queues from a Windows clustered print server resource.
  • Ability to include iPrint profiles when migrating iPrint printers to direct IP printers.
  • Ability to import / copy Window shared queues to direct IP printers and convert end user’s existing Windows network printers into Printer Installer managed direct IP printers.
  • Ability to automatically deploy printers by OU membership

Issues Resolved

  • Changes to the comment or location of a shared printer didn't get sync'd to the Printer Installer Administrator.


What’s New 5.0.64.0: Released November 10, 2011

New Features

  • DNSNAME Override:
    Ability to have the client convert iPrint printers that have a manager using the /dnsname switch. See the \config\ipp_server_overrides.dat file for more information.
  • Improved client logging:
    The client will now create a new log for each login and keep the old log. This helps with troubleshooting client issues.
  • Profile sync:
    Ability to configure if new profiles are propagated to end user printers. The new option is in the Tools > General > Settings page.
  • iPrint per-user to direct IP conversion:
    Added support for converting end user iPrint per-user printers to direct IP printers.
  • Printer portal icon:
    Changed the printer portal icon to contrast more with black & white floor maps.

Issues Resolved

  • Two spaces in a direct IP printer name causes an error when installing the printer from the portal
  • WPSL sync didn’t publish a printer that was marked as shared if it was shared after the initial printer creation.
  • LPR byte counting was not being enabled on end user computers.