Add printers in Printix Administrator

  • If you add the printer by IP address, make sure to give it a static IP address.
  • If the added printer does not appear after a few seconds, then look for it on the Unregistered printers page.
  1. Open the Printers page.
  2. Click Add printer
  3. Select the type of printer you want to add:
    • Add a network printer.
      • Enter the IP address (Example: 192.168.2.10) or hostname of the printer.
      • If you have multiple networks you have to select Network.
    • Add an Anywhere printer.
      • Enter the name of the printer.
      • If you do not see this option, then you must first add a network printer.
      • If you want the printer to install automatically then check Add print queue automatically on the Print queue properties page.
  1. Click Add.
  2. Optionally open the Print queue properties page to perhaps change the Print queue name. To create additional print queues, open the Printer properties page click on the Print queues tab and click Create print queue.

See also:

Add printers in Printix Client

Add printers in Printix Client for Windows

  1. Click the arrow next to the notification area on the task bar.
  2. Click the Printix Client icon
  3. Printix Client menu appears.
  4. Click Printers…
  5. Select the printers you wish to install.
    If there are many printers to choose from you can do a Search
    Uppercase and lowercase letters are treated the same.
  1. Click Add.
  2. After installation the printers are listed as either Installed , or with Error (installation failed)
  3. Click Finish.

The print driver is downloaded to this installation folder:

  • C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

Add printers in Printix Client for Mac

  1. On the menu bar click the Printix Client icon
  2. Printix Client menu appears.
  3. Click Printers…
  4. Select the printers you wish to install.
    If there are many printers to choose from you can do a Search
    Uppercase and lowercase letters are treated the same.
  1. Click Add.
  2. After installation the printers are listed as either Installed , or with Error (installation failed)
  3. Click Finish.

How to ensure users only print to printers through Printix

On Windows you can make a group policy and deploy the PowerShell script to users’ computers. Printix Client will still be able to add printers, as it is running under the local system account.

Printers & scanners

Users will not be able to click Add a printer or scanner in Printers & scanners. A note will say: Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization.

Devices and printers

If users click Add a printer in Devices and printers they will get a Restrictions dialog saying: This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

PowerShell script

$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies"
If(Test-Path ($RegKey + "\Explorer"))
{
$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
  ##Enabled
  New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name NoAddPrinter -value 1 -PropertyType DWord -Force
}
else
{
New-Item -path $RegKey -name Explorer
$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
  ##Enabled
  New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name NoAddPrinter -value 1 -PropertyType DWord
}

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