PrinterLogic: Printer Deployment
The aim of PrinterLogic is to eliminate print servers. PrinterLogic is a cloud based platform designed to allow central management of direct print queues without the need for costly on premise servers.
It simplifies print queue deployment and easily overcomes the challenges of PrintNightmare, whilst keeping your IT infrastructure secure.
Benefits of PrinterLogic's Built-in Printer Deployment Feature
There are many ways to deploy network printers to end user workstations with native Windows tools. The two main methods were logon scripts and group policy objects (GPOs). Microsoft’s answer to the PrintNightmare vulnerabilities was to require users to have local admin rights to install print queues. This has effectively broken traditional methods of print queue deployment for customers concerned with security. In truth, traditional Microsoft methods for print queue deployment can only be achieved by compromising security. This shouldn’t be the case. PrinterLogic’s print queue deployment is Simple, Secure and Seamless. Here are some of the benefits of using the PrinterLogic application’s built-in printer deployment feature, instead of GPOs and scripts:
No GPO Rights Required
You can enable any IT staff—including service desk personnel you would never permit to edit group policies or scripts—to add and remove printer deployment assignments, without having any rights to group policy objects, scripts, or print servers.
With group policies or scripting, whenever a printer is installed during logon, the logon process is delayed, often for several minutes. With PrinterLogic, any required printer installation begins after the user’s logon is complete and the desktop is available. That way, the user can begin working immediately, while the printer in installed in the background.
Advanced Default Printer Options
You can set a default printer either the first time that printer is installed, every time the user logs on, or by the user’s current location. To achieve this without PrinterLogic would require time-consuming custom scripting by someone with advanced programming experience. With PrinterLogic, all this takes is a click of a checkbox.
Orphan Printer Removal
With PrinterLogic, you can remove printers from workstations as easily as you deploy them. Simply remove the deployment assignment and the printer will be automatically removed from all workstations where it was installed. No more slowdowns caused by orphaned printers trying to connect to printer shares that don’t exist; and no more editing scripts to delete printers removed from print servers.
Simplified Printer Deployments
With PrinterLogic’s web-based GUI, you can easily deploy printers to Active Directory users, computers, groups, containers, OUs, or even IP address ranges. PrinterLogic makes it simple to see all printers with all deployment assignments. And you can make mass changes as easily as individual deployment changes.
of surveyed organisations reduced remote server infrastructure by 30% or more.
of customers had 100% ROI with 45% reporting above 200%.
of surveyed organisations reduced printer downtime by at least 30%.
PrinterLogic consists of three main components:
• PrinterLogic Administrator
• PrinterLogic Portal
• PrinterLogic Client
This web-based console enables IT to manage all the printers in your entire organisation from a single screen. On the left, the Administrator screen presents a tree view of your organization, where you can drill down by country, state or region, building, and floor number to select any particular printer in your fleet. On the right, you can enter or edit any attributes for that printer.
For example, on the General tab, you can enter or edit the printer name, location, add a comment, list an install URL where users can download the driver, check to indicate a colour printer, or check to hide that printer from the PrinterLogic Portal so that no end users can see it. You can use the Port, Drivers / Profiles, Deploy, and Security tabs to configure and manage many other printer settings
This is a web-based portal that can display optional floor plans you upload, as shown. This portal empowers your end users to quickly find and install printers, without calling the help desk for support.
An end user can access the portal at any time by clicking the icon in the Windows system tray, typing the URL directly into their default browser (printers.domain.com), or clicking a link on the company intranet.
Clicking any printer on a floor plan shows that printer’s name, model, location, and an optional field for comments. An end user can simply click any printer icon to install it.
This is a software agent that is deployed to end user Windows or Macintosh workstations, using the provided MSI or PKG automated installation packages.
The Client runs in the background as a service to automatically perform printer management tasks without any user intervention.
These tasks include installing a printer, updating a printer driver, and other printer management tasks.