Product Documentation

Enabling the Printer Management feature

Apr 08, 2010
Note: The Printer Management feature is only recommended if you are not using Active Directory.

After assigning printers to target devices, the Printer Management feature must be enabled before any printers on the target device can be removed. Until Printer Management is enabled, all printers installed on the target device are available to the target device. Once the feature is enabled, any changes to target devices printer settings (enable/disable; default) become available the next time the target device boots from the vDisk.

If the Printer Management feature is disabled and a target device boots from a vDisk that has printers installed on it, that target device has access to all printers on that vDisk. If the Printer Management feature is enabled and the target device boots from that same vDisk, that target device can only access those printers that are enabled for that target device.

To enable or disable printers on a selected vDisk:
  1. In the Console, expand the Provisioning Server node in the tree panel, then select the vDisk that you want printers enabled or disabled on.
  2. Select File Properties from the right-click menu, then select the Options tab.
  3. Under Printer Settings, select the Enable the Printer Settings check box option to enable settings, or leave the check box blank to disable printer settings.
  4. If the Enable the Printer Management check box is selected, the Enable Printer Management menu options appear checked when the Printers group is highlighted.
  5. If the Enable the Printer Management check box appear disabled, all printers exist on the selected vDisk.

You can also choose from the following methods to enable or disable the Printer Management feature using right-click menus:

Printers Group

In the Tree, under Provisioning Servers, expand a Provisioning Server, then expand the vDisk for which you want to disable Printer Management. Right-click on the Printers folder for that vDisk, then select the Disable Printer Management option.

Virtual Disk

In the Tree, under Provisioning Servers, right click on the vDisk for which you want to disable Printer Management, then select the Disable Printer Management option.