1. Unbox and connect the replacement printer.
  2. Use Printix Administrator to add the printer. Make sure the printer has a static IP address. You can always change it later, to for example be the same as that of the old printer.
    The capabilities of the replacement printer is registered, including:
    • MAC address. The hardware address obtained from the printer.
    • Model. The model name obtained from the printer.
    • Features. Color printing, 2-sided printing, and PDF printing.
  1. Create print queues for the replacement printer.
  2. If the replacement printer is the same model as the old printer (uses the same print driver and print driver configurations), then use distribute print queue configuration to “copy” the selection of print driver and print driver configurations one print queue at a time from the old printer.
  3. Print queue properties and any group settings must be created again. For this purpose, you can:
    • Make notes of this with a table like the below.
    • Open two Printix Administrator windows, one with the print queue properties of the old print queue and one with those of the new print queue. And then make the changes.
  1. Instruct users that they can now use the replacement printer. If the print queues are just used by few users, you may want to consider, using the Printix Administrator to remotely add the replacement print queues and delete the old print queues on users’ computers.
  2. Finally you can delete the old printer in Printix, which will also delete the old print queues in Printix and on the computers.

Notes about print queue properties

Print queue name Add print queue automatically Remove print queue automatically Via the cloud Process PDF Mobile print Print 2-sided by default Print in black by default Groups
Reception Yes Yes
Reception Staple Group: Reception computers, Add print queue automatically, Set as default printer


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