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The prac­tical case

Mana­ging and admi­nis­te­ring print envi­ron­ments is time-consuming and compli­cated. Print servers and drivers need to be confi­gured and provi­sioned correctly. Print queues have to be distri­buted to end users and services offered for these services. The tools provided by the opera­ting system are often insuf­fi­cient for this, diffi­cult to confi­gure and require a high level of specia­list know­ledge on the part of the administrators.

The chal­lenges are in the detail

The manual admi­nis­tra­tion of the Windows prin­ting envi­ron­ment is time-consuming and the necessary acti­vi­ties are often repeated. The necessary main­ten­ance of the infra­st­ruc­ture is there­fore often only carried out incom­ple­tely and on the side. However, errors in the confi­gu­ra­tion increase the number of misprints and the dissa­tis­fac­tion of the end users.

The necessary printer queues must be set up on the Windows print servers and assi­gned to the respec­tive prin­ters. Depen­ding on the respec­tive end devices, printer drivers must be installed and set for this purpose. These drivers require updates and must then be reinstalled on the print servers. Large envi­ron­ments in parti­cular can quickly become confu­sing due to the large number of printer queues and drivers.
As a result, the main­ten­ance of the infra­st­ruc­ture is often not carried out consist­ently and consist­ently, which leads to incre­ased search efforts, espe­cially in the case of errors. To iden­tify errors, local log files must be examined and analysed.

Once the print queues are finally avail­able on the print servers, they must also be made avail­able to the end users. Although there are various ways to do this on the opera­ting system side, a high degree of auto­ma­tion requires exten­sive script programming and maintenance.

The advan­tages at a glance

  • Clear – intui­tive graphical user interface
  • Instal­la­tion in record time without chan­ging your environment
  • Easy manage­ment, moni­to­ring, confi­gu­ra­tion of all prin­ters and print queues on the network
  • Auto­ma­tion of manual efforts
  • Auto­matic printer mapping for end users
  • Effec­tive control: status of prin­ters and print jobs, confi­gu­ra­tion of print servers
  • Indi­vi­dual user manage­ment: assign­ment of indi­vi­dual and granular rights for the manage­ment of the print environment
  • Maximum secu­rity for confi­den­tial printing
  • Auto­mated backup and reco­very of your print infrastructure
  • Intel­li­gent, simple and intui­tive driver management
  • Mini­mised helpdesk and admi­nis­tra­tion efforts through intel­li­gent diagnostic functions
  • High-avai­la­bi­lity printing
  • Trans­pa­rent func­tions, many self-explanatory

The solu­tion

Trans­form your exis­ting Windows envi­ron­ment into a fully-fledged output manage­ment system without chan­ging your exis­ting busi­ness processes.

Use Prin­Taurus for this: our scalable, plat­form- and manu­fac­turer-inde­pen­dent solu­tion that can be custo­mised to indi­vi­dual networks and needs on a case-by-case basis.

Simplify the crea­tion and manage­ment of printer queues and auto­mate the allo­ca­tion of printer queue assignments.

Operate your entire infra­st­ruc­ture from one user inter­face. This means that even less expe­ri­enced end users can make changes easily and safely. A high-avai­la­bi­lity concept ensures that prin­ting can take place on print devices at any time.

Use auto­ma­tions to perform regular tasks such as driver distri­bu­tion and confi­gu­ra­tion. You can save and reuse driver settings and fully auto­mate the distri­bu­tion of drivers to diffe­rent print servers.

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