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. Select Add printer
  3. In Network select the Modify icon to select the network where the printer is. Select Select network.
  4. In SNMP configuration optionally select the Modify icon to select the SNMP configuration that match the printer. Select Select SNMP configuration.
  5. In Printer address enter the IP address (Example: 192.168.2.10) or hostname of the printer.
  6. Select Add.
  7. Optionally open the Print queue properties page to perhaps:
    • Change the Print queue name.
    • Check Add print queue automatically.

To create additional print queues for the printer, open the Printer properties page select the Print queues tab and select Create print queue.

See also:

Add printers in Printix Client

Add printers in Printix Client for Windows

  1. Select the arrow next to the notification area on the task bar.
  2. Select the Printix Client icon
  3. Printix Client menu appears.
  4. Select 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. Select Add.
  2. After installation the printers are listed as either Installed , or with Error (installation failed)
  3. Select 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 select the Printix Client icon
  2. Printix Client menu appears.
  3. Select 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. Select Add.
  2. After installation the printers are listed as either Installed , or with Error (installation failed)
  3. Select 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 select 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 select 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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