On the Home office tab you can enable home office printing so employees can print on their printer at home when they are working at home on their company laptop. This gives the employee the flexibility to review, make notations and proofread documents on paper rather than in pixels on the screen.

To get here:

  1. Select Menu , Settings
  2. Select the Home office tab.

See also:


  • Employee can review, make notations and proofread documents on paper rather than in pixels on the screen.
  • Print queue for the printer at home is added automatically on the company laptop.
  • Data is collected showing what was printed on the printer at home.
  • Data can be used to reimburse the employee for printing.

How to enable home office printing

Home office printing is enabled by making a group (Microsoft Entra) with the relevant computers. Name the group for example: Home office computers.

  1. Select Add home office groups
  2. Select the group (Home office computers) to make the computers in the group adhere to home office behavior.
    • Select Search to search by group name.
      Uppercase and lowercase letters are treated the same.
  3. Select Save.

Remove home office group

  1. Select Remove

Home office behavior

Characteristics of a home office computer.

  • When computer is on an unknown network.
    • Automatically create home office network and set Network type to: Home office
    • Automatically Discover printers when computer is on the home office network.
  • Naming of home office networks.
    • Network name contains the computer name.
      Example: COMPIX@home
    • A number is appended to the network name for any subsequent home office networks created by the computer.
      Example: COMPIX@home1
  • Naming of home office print queues.
    • A parenthesis with the first part of the Printix Home (acme.printix.net) is appended to the printer name.
      Example: myprinter (acme).
    • Showing the three letter printer ID (BNM) is controlled by Print queue naming.
      Example: myprinter (acme) BNM.
  • For print queues on home office networks.
    • Printix managed home office print queue, myprinter (acme), can be used for work related printing. Data is collected, and can optionally be used to reimburse the employee for printing
    • Any existing print queue (myprinter) for the home printer remains untouched and can be used for personal printing (data is not collected).
    • Add print queue automatically is checked by default.
    • Remove print queue automatically is checked by default.
    • Other users can not see the home office print queue, as their computer is not on the home office network.
  • Clean up.
    • A home office network that has not been used for 2 months is deleted automatically, and so are the Printix managed printers and print queues on that network.


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