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    PaperCut - best way of creating unique card/identity numbers?

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    We're moving to PaperCut as a print management solution. We have been told that the card/identity number that users logon to printers with will have to be manually entered into Active Directory (in the Pager field and then PaperCut imports it from AD). So we have to create a series of unique codes and enter them into AD.

    I'm not worried about entering the numbers into AD, as we already have tools to do that. It's more how to generate the random numbers and make sure they are unique. Especially when a new user starts or the next batch or students start a year later, knowing which ones have already been used.

    At the moment all I can think of is creating a spreadsheet of codes and crossing them off as they are used.

    If anyone who is already using PaperCut could let me know what they do, that would be very helpful.

    Thank you,
    Berenice

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    Hi Bernice

    two quick questions are you using cards for your staff?
    are the printers MFD with card readers?

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    Hi

    They are MFD printers but we are not using cards, users will just log on with a code.

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    do you have SIMS? I would get an export from SIMS of the "CES third party fields". This is a unique number for all of your SIMS users. You should be able to match it with the email address as a key.

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    We don't have SIMS - we use UnitE and the unique codes it uses are 14 digits long, so wouldn't be very handy for users to type in. Our student login codes are 5 digits long, so that might be an option, but might be too easy for students to find out and use other people's codes for photocopying.

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