You can automatically deploy Printix Client with Microsoft Intune. If you also Enable Azure authentication users are automatically registered the first time they sign in to Printix Client with their Microsoft work or school account. Can I use Microsoft Intune for Education?

These methods can be used to publish Printix Client via Microsoft Intune:

  • Intune on Azure
    Uses the modern Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities built-in to Windows 10.
  • Windows Installer through MDM (classic console)
    Uses the modern Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities built-in to Windows 10.
  • Windows Installer
    The Intune client software must be installed on the computer. Works with Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. In case you have not completely moved to Windows 10, this is the method you should use.

The Printix Client Microsoft Installer (MSI) package is and MSI arguments are available on the Software page.

  • MSI arguments
    Click the relevant one to copy it to the clipboard.
    • Sign in after installation
      Sign in will occur right after Printix Client is installed. This is the default behavior.
    • Sign in postponed until restart
      Deploy Printix Client without starting the user interface (PrintixClient.exe). This method can be used to install Printix Client as part of an automated process that completely configures a new computer before this is delivered to the user. This way, sign in is postponed until the user starts to use the computer. Only the Printix Service (PrintixService.exe) is started. The computer with Printix Client will only be registered and listed in Printix Administrator once a user has signed in.

Intune on Azure

This method uses the modern Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities built-in to Windows 10 and does not work with previous version of Windows.

Download the Printix Client Microsoft Installer (MSI) package

  1. Open the Software page.
  2. Click Download Printix Client (MSI).

Publish Printix Client in Microsoft Intune

  1. Open a new browser window and sign into the Microsoft Azure (portal.azure.com), using your work account credentials.
  2. Click All Services, scroll to Intune and click Intune.
  3. On the Microsoft Intune blade, click Client apps.
  4. On the Client apps blade, click Apps.
  5. On the Client apps – Apps blade, click Add.
  6. On the Add app blade:
    • As App type select Line-of-business app.
    • Click Select file to select App package file.
  1. On the App package file blade:
    • Click Select file and select the CLIENT_{home}_{id}.MSI file you downloaded in step 2.
  1. Click OK.
  2. Click Configure to configure App information.
  1. On the App information blade:
    • As Name enter Printix Client.
    • As Description enter Printix Client.
    • As Publisher enter Printix.
    • App install context is set to Device context and can not be changed.
    • For Ignore app version select Yes as the Printix Client automatically updates to the latest version.
    • As Category select Other Apps.
    • For Display this as a featured app in the Company Portal select No.
    • In Information URL optionally enter https://printix.net.
    • In Privacy URL optionally enter https://printix.net/privacy
    • In Command line arguments paste the MSI arguments you copied to the clipboard on the Software page. Example: WRAPPED_ARGUMENTS=/id:cbd7e0b5-da2a-4cb6-b7f7-a04ee31cac90
      • The /id value is your Printix ID as show in the name of the MSI file you downloaded in step 2.
      • After deployment, the /id value is saved in Windows Registry.
      • If you want to deploy and have Sign in postponed until restart, then :oms is appended. Example: WRAPPED_ARGUMENTS=/id:cbd7e0b5-da2a-4cb6-b7f7-a04ee31cac90:oms
    • In Developer optionally enter Printix.
    • In Owner optionally enter Printix.
    • In Notes optionally enter any notes you would like to associate with this app.
    • Optional Logo. Click Select image to select for example an image with the Printix logo.
  1. Click OK.
  2. On the Add app blade click Add to upload to Intune.
    If the upload fails, try to check your license for Microsoft Intune.
  3. Verify that Printix is Accepted for all users, so the automatic sign in to Printix Client works on Azure AD domain joined Windows 10 computers.

Deploy Printix Client to the users who needs it

  1. On the Microsoft Intune blade, click Client apps.
  2. On the Client apps blade, click Apps.
  3. On the Client apps – Apps blade, click Printix Client Windows MSI line-of business app.
  4. On the Printix Client blade, click Assignments.
  5. On the Printix Client – Assignments blade, click Add group.
  6. As Assignment type select Required.
  7. Click Included Groups to select groups.
  8. Select the Azure AD groups to which you want to assign Printix Client.
  9. Click OK.

Windows Installer through MDM

This method uses the modern Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities built-in to Windows 10 and does not work with previous version of Windows. The steps are for the classic Intune console.

Download the Printix Client Microsoft Installer (MSI) package

  1. Open the Software page.
  2. Click Download Printix Client (MSI).

Publish Printix Client in Microsoft Intune

  1. Open a new browser window and sign into the Microsoft Intune Portal (manage.microsoft.com), using your work account credentials.
  2. Click Apps and then click Add Apps.
  3. On the Before you begin page click Next.
  4. On the Software setup page:
    • Select Software installer as how the software is made available to devices.
    • Select Windows Installer through MDM (.msi) as the software installer file type.
    • Click Browse… and select the CLIENT_{home}_{id}.MSI file you downloaded in step 2.
    • Click Next.
  1. On the Software description page:
    • In Publisher enter Printix.
    • In Name enter Printix Client.
    • In Description enter Printix Client.
    • In URL for software information enter https://printix.net.
    • In Category select Other Apps.
    • Optional icon. Click Browse… to select for example an image with the Printix logo.
    • Click Next.
  1. On the Requirements page:
    • In Operating system version leave it at 10.0 or later.
    • Click Next.
  1. On the Command line arguments page:
    • Select Yes and then paste the MSI arguments you copied to the clipboard on the Software page. Example: WRAPPED_ARGUMENTS=/id:cbd7e0b5-da2a-4cb6-b7f7-a04ee31cac90
    • The /id value is your Printix ID as show in the name of the MSI file you downloaded in step 2.
    • After deployment, the /id value is saved in Windows Registry.
    • If you want to deploy and have Sign in postponed until restart, then :oms is appended. Example: WRAPPED_ARGUMENTS=/id:cbd7e0b5-da2a-4cb6-b7f7-a04ee31cac90:oms
    • Click Next.
  1. On the Summary page click Upload.
  2. On the Upload page, once the upload has completed, click Close.
    If the upload fails, try to check your license for Microsoft Intune.
  3. Verify that Printix is Accepted for all users, so the automatic sign in to Printix Client works on Azure AD domain joined Windows 10 computers.

Deploy Printix Client to the users who needs it

  1. In the Microsoft Intune Portal click Apps.
  2. Select CLIENT_{home}_{id}.MSI.
  3. Click Manage Deployment.
  4. On the Select groups page select a group that contains your Windows 10 devices. Click Add. Click Next.
  5. On the Deployment action page choose Required Install in the Deployment column, and select As soon as possible in the Deadline column. If you’d choose Available Install instead in the Deployment column, Printix Client will be made available in the Company Portal app for users to install it on demand.
  6. Click Finish.

Windows Installer

This method works with Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. The Intune client software must be installed on the computer.

Download the Printix Client Microsoft Installer (MSI) package

  1. Open the Software page.
  2. Click Download Printix Client (MSI).

Publish Printix Client in Microsoft Intune

  1. Open a new browser window and sign into the Microsoft Intune Portal (manage.microsoft.com), using your work account credentials.
  2. Click Apps and then click Add Apps.
  3. On the Before you begin page click Next.
  4. On the Software setup page:
    • Select Software installer as how the software is made available to devices.
    • Select Windows Installer (.exe, .msi) as the software installer file type.
    • Click Browse… and select the CLIENT_{home}_{id}.MSI file you downloaded in step 2.
    • Click Next.
  1. On the Software description page:
    • In Publisher enter Printix.
    • In Name enter Printix Client.
    • In Description enter Printix Client.
    • In URL for software information enter https://printix.net.
    • In Category select Other Apps.
    • Optional icon. Click Browse… to select for example an image with the Printix logo.
    • Click Next.
  1. On the Requirements page:
    • In Architecture is select Any.
    • In Operating system is select From Windows 7 and to All newer operating systems.
    • Click Next.
  1. On the Command line arguments page:
  1. On the Summary page click Upload.
  2. On the Upload page, once the upload has completed, click Close.
    If the upload fails, try to check your license for Microsoft Intune.
  3. Verify that Printix is Accepted for all users, so the automatic sign in to Printix Client works on Azure AD domain joined Windows 10 computers.

Deploy Printix Client to the users who needs it

  1. In the Microsoft Intune Portal click Apps.
  2. Select CLIENT_{home}_{id}.MSI.
  3. Click Manage Deployment.
  4. On the Select group page select a group that contains your Windows 10 devices. Click Add. Click Next.
  5. On the Deployment action page choose Required Install in the Deployment column, and select As soon as possible in the Deadline column. If you choose Available Install instead in the Deployment column, Printix Client will be made available in the Company Portal app for users to install it on demand.
  6. Click Finish.

Can I use Intune for Education?

Intune for Education (part of Microsoft Education, Windows 10 (version 1703 or later)) is a simple but powerful solution for managing policies, apps and settings for your classroom devices. As a subscriber to Microsoft Intune for Education you have also access to Microsoft Intune.

To deploy Printix Client to classroom devices you need to open Intune (not Intune for Education) and follow the above instructions for Intune on Azure. This is because Intune for Education does not allow you to specify Command line arguments (step 12).

Where to find the Printix ID in Windows Registry?

  1. Press Windows Key+R to open Run.
  2. Enter: regedit, and click OK.
  3. In Registry Editor browse to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\
    printix.net\Printix Client\Tenant
  1. The value TenantId should be your Printix ID as show in the name of the MSI file you downloaded in step 2. Example: cbd7e0b5-da2a-4cb6-b7f7-a04ee31cac90.
    The value TenantName is normally your Printix home (acme.printix.net), however it may say Printix Auto Name when installation is via MSI/Intune.

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