ThinPrint Management Center – Documentation

Management Center quick installation

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Contents of this guide

Here, all installation and configuration steps are described which are necessary for the effective use of Management Center. This is illustrated by a sample scenario. This contains the following ThinPrint components (see the orange labels):

  • ThinPrint Engine and License Server
  • ThinPrint Client and Desktop Agent (ThinPrint version 11) or Desktop Engine installer role (version 12)
  • Management Center
Sample scenario with a central and a local print server, three network printers as well as a workstation with a local attached printer

sample scenario with a central and a local print server, three network printers as well as a workstation with a local attached printer

To simplify the configuration this guide is limited to the following functions or printing options:

  • Creating printer objects on a central print server
  • Direct printing via TCP/IP; target printer:
    • three network printers – installed on a local print server
    • a printer locally attached to a workstation
  • Driver Free Printing (using TP Output Gateway)
  • Printer mapping on a workstation
    using AutoConnect’s Dynamic Printer Matrix as a Group Policy Object (GPO)

For all other printing options and functions see ThinPrint Management Center – Manual and ThinPrint Engine on print servers, e. g. for:

  • V-Layer or Native Printing
  • Printer driver management (using Driver Pool and Template Server)
  • Printing via ICA or RDP (using Virtual Channel Gateway)
  • Printing into masked networks (using Connection Service)
  • Terminal servers or Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI)
  • Printer mapping using AutoConnect’s Map Additional Printers table

 

System requirements for this sample scenario

  • Central print server:
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later, 20081 x86/x64, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2012 R2
    • .NET Framework with Version 2.0 or later
    • Print Server role enabled
    • ThinPrint Engine v8.0 or later installed on each print server or cluster node (Windows 2008 R2)
  • Management Center computer:
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update1 or 2012
    • Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with Microsoft hotfix KB24931152 installed or
    • Windows Server 2008 x86 SP2 or
    • Windows 8.1 or 8 or
    • Windows 7 SP1 with Microsoft hotfix KB2493115 installed
    • .NET Framework 3.5
  • SQL server: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Express) or higher
  • Workstation: Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • Local print server:
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2012 R2
    • Print Server role enabled
  • Active Directory:
    • All servers have to be members of the same domain (Active Directory).
    • A Reverse Lookup Zone has to be set up in the Domain Name System (DNS) in which all involved computers, devices and appliances are entered.
  • Template server and Driver Pool: see Management Center computer or Central print server (except failover clusters)
  • Firewall settings:

1. with SP2 or Microsoft hotfixes KB958741 (Print Job Owner) and KB958656 (Client Side Ren­dering)
2. also for all terminal servers (with Windows Server 2008 R2) and desktops (with Windows 7) which use the central print server(s)

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