Product Documentation

Methods for Enabling Printers on a vDisk

Sep 28, 2016

Enabling printers for target devices using the Printer Settings option

Use this method to assign a single printer to multiple target devices. This method is very useful when managing the printer-to-all target devices relationship.

  1. In the Console tree, under Provisioning Servers, click the Printers group folder. All printers associated with that group appear in the Details panel.
  2. Right-click on a printer in the Details panel, then select the Client Printer Settings... menu option. The printer settings dialog for that printer appears.
  3. Enable or disable this printer for one or more target devices using any of the following options:
    • In the Enable column, select the checkbox next to each target device to enable or disable use of this printer.
    • Select the checkbox under the dialogs Enable heading to enable or disable this printer for all target devices assigned to the vDisk.
  4. To select this printer as the default printer for target devices accessing this vDisk, select from the following methods:
    • Select the Default checkbox in the dialogs Default heading to set this printer as the default for all target devices assigned to this vDisk.
    • Highlight one or more target devices, then right-click to open the context menu. Select from the following menu options; Default, NotDefault All Default All Not Default
    • In the Default column, select the checkbox next to each target device that should use this printer as the default printer. If there is only one printer, that printer is automatically set as the default printer.
  5. Click OK to save settings for this printer and exit the dialog.

Enabling printers for target devices using the Printers group folder

Use this method to select printer settings (enable/disable; default) for a single target device.

Note: After selecting printer settings for a single target device, you may choose to duplicate this target devices printer settings using the Copy and Paste features.
  1. Under the target device’s vDisk, click the Printers group folder in the tree. Printers that are associated with that group appear in the Details panel. By default, printers are not enabled for a target device and the first printer listed is set as the default printer.
  2. Select or deselect the Enable checkbox next to each printer to enable or disable the printer for this target device. You can also choose from one of the additional selection methods that follow.

    In the Details panel:

    • Select or unselect the Enable checkbox within the table heading to enable or disable all printers.
    • Highlight a printer, then use the space bar to enable or disable printers.

Enabling printers using Copy and Paste

Use this method to set the same printer settings (enabled/disabled; default printer) that exist for one target device, to one or more target devices that use the same vDisks. This method is particularly useful when adding new target devices and those target devices use the same vDisks, and therefore the same printers, as an existing target device.
  1. In the Console, right-click on the target device that you want to copy printer settings from.
  2. Select the Copy menu option. The Copy target device properties dialog appears.
  3. Under Options, select Printers, then click OK to exit the dialog.
  4. In the Tree, highlight the Target Devices directory so that all target devices appear in the Details panel.
  5. Highlight one or more target devices that you want to paste the printer settings to (enable/disable; default).
  6. Right-click on the highlighted target devices, then select the Paste menu option.

Enabling printers using an existing target device as a template

Use this method if you want all new target devices, that are being added to your network, to automatically share printer settings (enable/disable; default).
  1. In the Console, double-click the target device that you want to select as the template. The Target Device Properties dialog appears.
  2. On the General tab, select the Set as default target device option.
  3. Click OK to exit the dialog.