Configuring ThinPrint Client Mac

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Open the ThinPrint Client Configurator

ThinPrint Client Mac is configured with ThinPrint Client Configurator, which can be opened from the Launchpad or from the Dock.

Launchpad

ThinPrint Client Mac Dock

The ThinPrint Client Configurator will open. The tabs are explained below.

Setup tab

Select the current printer here. Print jobs are printed from the current printer if no printer ID is given with addressing.

If the user’s default printer in his local printers folder should be his default printer in the session, leave the settings unchanged (Use default printer or Use this Printer).

ThinPrint Client Mac Setup

If another printer is to be provided as default printer in the session, select the pre­ferred printer under Use This printer. In both cases, Default at Server remains checked. Only remove the checkmark if you don’t want the default printer allocation to be influenced by the Client (but rather by server settings).

Take note that the default printer can also be determined by certain server settings. These settings might then take priority over the settings in ThinPrint Client. For assis­tance, read the corresponding ThinPrint Engine manual.

Assignment tab

Printers and their IDs

Assignment lists all printers that are found in the client’s printer folder with their IDs and their classes.

Printers with assigned IDs (in this example: TCP/IP type)

The printer IDs are automatically assigned by the ThinPrint Client Mac and are nec­essary for manually assigned printer names on the ThinPrint Engine (without Auto­Connect or Management Center/Services; for more information, see ThinPrint Engine manual).

AutoConnect and Management Center/Services

It’s also possible to select different printers by checking (or unchecking) the box next to them. All selected printers are created or connected automatically on a server or in a session by AutoConnect or by the Management Center/Services.

AutoConnect will automatically map all selected printers on a server and connect them with a ThinPrint Port – provided templates exist and AutoConnect is running on the server (= auto-created printers). When starting a terminal session all marked printers are created automatically in the session. For more information please refer to the ThinPrint Engine or Management Center/Services documentation.

Printer class

Double clicking a printer name opens an input box for specifying the printer class.

Enter class name (see AutoConnect in the ThinPrint Engine manual)

Note! Unlike printer names, class names may not be longer than 7 characters and may not included blank spaces.

The result is shown in following screenshot: See the Class column.

Printers with ID and class (in this example: TCP/IP)

Advanced tab

The Advanced panel is only available for ThinPrint Client Mac for TCP/IP. It offers the following settings:

Bandwidth

Check this box and enter a bandwidth value. If the value is larger or if Client Control is disabled at the server, server settings (see ThinPrint Engine manual) are applied.

TCP Port

Enter here the port number where ThinPrint Client Mac should receive incoming con­nections. Be sure: Same TCP port number for both ThinPrint Client and ThinPrint Engine printer port to which the client printer is connected and adjust AutoConnect configuration (see Installation and configuration on print servers).  Otherwise, communication between the two ThinPrint components is impossible. Default TCP port number is 4000. Make certain that this port is open for incoming connections. If you want to avoid that condition, you can use the ThinPrint Connection Service (outgoing connection only).

Advanced options including Connection Service (TCP/IP type only)

Connection Service

The TCP/IP type of ThinPrint Client installed on a Mac can connect to the Connection Service installed on any server. Print jobs can then be sent via TCP/IP, even where the Mac is found in a masked network (e. g., behind a router with Network Address Translation) or firewall restrictions necessitate to turn the communication direction.

Checking Use Connection Service offers settings for using the Connection Service.

Connection Service

Connection server address

Enter the IP address (or FQDN) of the server on which the Connection Service runs.

TCP port

Enter the number of the TCP port via which the ThinPrint Client connects to the Connection Service. Default port number is 4001.

Client ID

Here you enter the Client ID that was assigned to this workstation by the server with the Connection Service.

Authentication key

Enter the ThinPrint Client’s authentication key for the Connection Service.

Connection retry interval (s)

Enter the wait time (in seconds) after which a new attempt should be made to estab­lish a connection if the Connection Service is not reachable. Default: 300 (five min­utes).

Quit the ThinPrint Client Configurator

Exit the ThinPrint Client Configurator by saving the configuration using the Save button.

Save configuration

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