I am trying to set up our shared printer with Xerox Standard Accounting WITHOUT using the prompt for user ID.
I have enabled XSA on our WorkCentre 7835 and created a test queue on the server (Windows Server 2012 with Global PS driver).
If i set the Print-Time Prompt on the server to Do Not Prompt i have to enter a User ID - EG 1234.
If i then share that printer to 3 users all the jobs that are printed are assigned to the account 1234.
Is it possible to override this so that each user connected to the shared printer can use their own code?
You can set this up on the clients instead of the server.
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Thanks for the reply.
My issue is that i have between 40-50 users. I would have to set up a local instance of the printer for every PC in the building and then set all the printing defaults multiple times. This is very time consuming and makes troubleshooting issues very hard as everyone has their own version of the print queue.
I would rather have all PCs to use the same printer, shared from the server. But there doesnt seem to be a way to set individual user codes. This setting is only availible on the server print queue and it can only hold one user ID.
It seems that my only option when using a shared queue is to have the prompt come up every time a job is printed.
Is this really the only way to deploy print accounting?
It hasn't and likely wont be resolved.
When you share the driver from a Windows Server, the client can't change things in the Printer Properties and that is where the authentication info is.
Through the Xerox driver config tool you can modify the printing preferences for the users and push the config down to the user, but Accounting is not a Printing Preference, the same goes for the driver Configuration File, it doesn't do top level properties, it just is used to copy preferences.
Closest you will get is to Always Prompt and Remember last entered code and the user will have to add their ID on first print, then just click OK for every job after.