Printix Configurator for Windows can be used to initially configure Printix for customers with multiple locations (networks) and a large number of already deployed printers. Printix Configurator will offer to update itself to the latest approved version.

  • Networks
    Point to a CSV file with gateway IP and MAC addresses.
  • Printers
    Point to a CSV file with printer address, model name, …
  • Upload
    Once the file content is validated successfully, you can upload the configuration.

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Download

  1. In Printix Administrator click Menu , Software
  2. Click Download Printix Configurator.

Sign in

  1. To start Printix Configurator right-click the EXE file and click Run as administrator.
  2. Sign in. You must have the role as System manager.
  3. If asked Pick a Printix Home (Example: acme.printix.net).
  4. Click Networks to configure networks.
    It is best to have the networks in place before printers, because then you can choose networks for the printers.
  5. Optionally click Printers.
  6. Click Upload.

Networks

  • Click Import to import existing networks from the Printix Home.
  • Click CSV to open a file with network names, gateway IP and MAC addresses.
  • Click Add to open the Network properties dialog enter network name, gateway IP and MAC address.
  • Click Delete to delete selected networks on the list.
  • Click OK when done.

The Data source column will say Manual if the data was manually added (CSV or Add) and ServerConfig if Import was used.

Network data

  • Network name. Example: Amsterdam
  • Gateway IP. Example: 192.168.1.1
  • Gateway MAC. Example: 54a050e55bc0 or 54:a0:50:e5:5b:c0

Setup CSV mappings for networks

The CSV file must be semi-colon (;) separated. Column headers are optional.

  • If the file contain headers, then check Does the CSV contain headers, and for each Field name select corresponding CSV name.
  • If the file has no headers, then clear Does the CSV contain headers, and for each Field name select corresponding Column number.

Printers

  • Click Import to import existing printers from the Printix Home.
  • Click CSV to open a file with printer data.
  • Click Add to open the Printer properties dialog enter printer data.
  • Click Delete to delete selected printers on the list.
  • Click OK when done.

The Data source column will say Manual if the data was manually added (CSV or Add) and ServerConfig if Import was used.

Printer data

  • Printer name: Example: Reception
  • Manufacturer. Example: HP
  • Model. Example: HP Officejet Color X555
  • Printer address. Example: 192.168.1.94
  • Network name. Example: Amsterdam
  • MAC address. Example: F0921C637CA2 or F0:92:1C:63:7C:A2
  • Serial number. Example: CN3993Y073
  • Supported PDLs. Example: [PCL5,POSTSCRIPT,PDF]
  • Supports color. Example: True
  • Supports 2-sided. Example: False

Setup CSV mappings for printers

The CSV file must be semi-colon (;) separated. Column headers are optional.

  • If the file contain headers, then check Does the CSV contain headers, and for each Field name select corresponding CSV name.
  • If the file has no headers, then clear Does the CSV contain headers, and for each Field name select corresponding Column number.

Upload

Once the file content is validated successfully, you can upload the configuration.

Configuration and log Files

Configuration files and logs are stored on the computer in the ProgramData folder.

Configuration files

Configuration files are stored on the computer in this folder.

  • C:\ProgramData\printix.net\Printix Configurator\Configuration

There will be upto 5 configuration files per Printix Home you have been configuring. The id is the Printix ID (tenant id).

  • PrintixConfigurator- id .dta
  • Network- id .dta
  • Network- id .map
  • Printer- id .dta
  • Printer- id .map

Logs

Logs are stored on the computer in this folder.

  • C:\ProgramData\printix.net\Printix Configurator\Logs

There will be a maximum of 6 log files with a size of 1 MB each. The log file without a number is the current one. Previous versions are numbered 1 – 5 with 5 being the oldest.

  • PrintixConfigurator- user . number.log

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