Groups can be used to control access to printers and deploy printers based on users’ group membership.
How to work with groups
- How to enable groups
- How to add groups to a print queue
- Groups page
- Print queue properties, Groups tab
- User properties, Groups tab
- A user can be a member of multiple groups.
- The user/group membership is maintained in Azure AD.
- A print queue can be member of multiple groups.
- The print queue/group membership is maintained in Printix.
- A print queue that is not a member of a group can be accessed by all users.
- A print queue that is a member of a group can be accessed only by the users in the same group.
- Printing to a print queue without access will result in a message like: Print to BNM is not allowed.
- Only groups with members who are Printix users are synchronized.
- Group data is synchronized every 10 minutes.
Access to print queues is obviously also subjected to restrictions imposed by networks.
Exclusive access examples
Shows how access to print queues within a network can be controlled for five users, four print queues (ASD, BNM, CVB, and DFG) and three groups (G1, G2 and G3).
- Jane (member of the groups G1 and G2) is allowed to use print queue: ASD, BNM, CVB, and DFG.
- Paul (member of the group G1) is allowed to use print queue: ASD, BNM, and DFG.
- Mary (member of the groups G2 and G3) is allowed to use print queue: ASD, CVB, and DFG.
If Mary attempts to print to the BNM print queue she will see the message: Print to BNM is not allowed.
- John (member of the group G3) can use print queue: DFG.
- Bob (not a member of any group) can use print queue: DFG.