Managing Printer Deployment

You can deploy TCP/IP, Windows shared or LPR printers according to Active Directory user, computer, or group membership or IP address range.


Deploying Printers

You can deploy printers to end users by adding any of the following objects to the "Deploy" tab of a printer object.

  • Active Directory User
  • Active Directory Computer
  • Active Directory Group
  • IP Address Range

If the end user or computer object is listed on the "Deploy" tab or if the end user or computer object is a member of one of the objects listed on the "Deploy" tab, the printer will automatically be installed on the end user's computer during the next login or if the Printer Installer Client is refreshed (right click system tray icon and select refresh).

 

Associating Objects for Printer Deployment

Follow these steps to assign user, computer, group, or IP address range to be deployed to a printer:

  1. In the tree, select a printer object, and then select the Deploy tab.
  2. Click on the Add button, and then click one of the object types. The Add dialog will open. Select the object, and click Add.
  3. The object will then be added to the "Deploy" tab.

Note: If the object is a group object, select the Users or Computers check box to specify if the assignment is for user objects in the group or computer objects in the group or both.