Instead of using the print driver’s factory default settings you can add your own print driver configuration. When the printer is added on the user’s computer the configuration is added as well. That way, the user does not have to make these configuration changes. If you are satisfied with the print driver’s factory defaults, you do not need to make a print driver configuration.

Print driver configuration consists of:

  • Device Settings
    Specifies the availability of Installable Options (such as Paper trays, Duplexer, Staple, Hole punch, and Output bins), and for example Form to tray Assignment. If the print driver is a Universal print driver, you may have to click a Configuration tab and perhaps also set the Printer model.
  • Printing defaults
    Open the Advanced tab and click the Printing Defaults… button to configure per-printer defaults. Printing defaults include Advanced Document Settings (such as Print 2-sided, and Print in black), and for example Finishing Options.

To be certain that the configuration settings are stored in a manner that drivers can understand, the computer used to create configuration files should use the same operating system edition and driver version.

See also:

How to add a new print driver configuration

  1. Open the Print queue properties page.
  2. Click on the Drivers tab.
  3. Identify the System. Example: Windows 10 ×64.
  4. Click Add a new configuration
  1. In the Add a new print driver configuration dialog:
    • Enter Name. Example: A4, Tray 2+3, Stapler.
    • Select the Computer you want to use to make the configuration. Only computers where you are signed in to Printix Client are listed.
    • For best user experience open Printix Administrator on the same computer you want to make the print driver configuration on.
    • If you are remotely signing in to the computer, we recommend you also open Printix Administrator on the computer.
  1. Click Continue.
  2. On the computer Printix Client opens the Print driver configuration dialog to show the progress:
    • Downloading print driver
      This may take several minutes depending on the size of the print driver and the speed of your Internet connection.
    • Adding temporary printer

  1. Make your changes in the PRINTER_TMPxxxx properties dialog. Make sure to make you changes within 10 minutes, as the dialog is closed automatically.
    • Your view of the dialog may be blocked by other windows. Press the Alt + Tab key to switch between windows.
  2. Open the Device Settings tab to configure Installable Options and Form to Tray Assignment.
  3. Open the Advanced tab and click the Printing Defaults… button to configure per-printer defaults.
  1. Click OK.
    • Saving print driver configuration.
      The print driver configuration is uploaded to Printix Cloud.
    • Deleting printer PRINTER_TMPxxxx.
      The temporary printer is removed from the computer.

  1. In Printix Administrator:
    • The print driver configuration is selected.
    • The print driver selection is locked

How to get print driver configurations via discover printers

Start the discovery from the computer that has a print queue with the desired print driver and print driver configuration.

  1. Open the Computers page.
  2. Select the computer and click Modify.
  3. Click Discover printers.

The print driver configuration will be named the same as the print queue. Uppercase and lowercase letters are treated the same.

How to rename a print driver configuration

  1. On the Print queue properties page click on the Drivers tab.
  2. Identify the System. Example: Windows 10 ×64.
  3. Click the Modify icon.
  4. Edit the Configuration name.
  5. Click Save.

How to modify a print driver configuration

  1. On the Print queue properties page click on the Drivers tab.
  2. Identify the System. Example: Windows 10 ×64.
  3. Click the Setup icon.
  4. In the Modify print driver configuration dialog select the Computer to use to modify the configuration.
    • For best user experience open Printix Administrator on the same computer you want to modify the print driver configuration on.
    • If you are remotely signing in to the computer, we recommend you also open Printix Administrator on the computer.
  5. Click Continue. Follow the same steps (7 to 12) as in Add a new print driver configuration.

How to delete a print driver configuration

  1. On the Print queue properties page click on the Drivers tab.
  2. Identify the System. Example: Windows 10 ×64.
  3. Click the Delete icon.
  4. Click Confirm to delete the configuration.

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