Groups can be used to control access to printers and deploy printers based on users’ group membership.

How to work with groups

About groups

  • Print queues
    • Print queue/group membership is maintained in Printix Administrator by adding groups to print queues.
    • A print queue that has Add print queue automatically checked for one or more groups, will be added automatically to the computer, when a user in any of those groups signs in.
    • A print queue that has Exclusive access checked for one or more groups, can be accessed ONLY by the users in any of those groups.
    • A print queue that does not have Exclusive access checked for any group, can be accessed by all users.
    • Printing to a print queue without access will result in a message like: Print to BNM is not allowed.

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.
ASD BNM CVB DFG
Jane + + + +
Paul + + +
Mary + + +
John +
Bob +

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