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    Printer Control Software Needed

    Hi..

    I am looking for a small program that I can load onto a stand alone PC taht will not allow users to print unless they put in a pin or something ..

    Any Ideas ?

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    bump.......

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    Client side?

    I think that both ranger and impero have something like this but I don't think that's what you're looking for.

    I use papercut on the server which is excellent and comes with a client application - it gives great control and is IMHO cheap.

    That again may be overkill for your needs though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kesomir View Post
    Client side?

    I think that both ranger and impero have something like this but I don't think that's what you're looking for.

    I use papercut on the server which is excellent and comes with a client application - it gives great control and is IMHO cheap.

    That again may be overkill for your needs though.
    Yea ... I use Ranger on the Networked PC's but this is a stand alone PC..

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    I was told last Friday that PMP 7 can be installed on a PC to control a local printer. (and can also be configured to use the server database for rules)

    I haven't tried it, but might well give it a go in the coming weeks to to see how I get on with a non-networkable A3 printer that's becoming an issue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I haven't tried it, but might well give it a go in the coming weeks to to see how I get on with a non-networkable A3 printer that's becoming an issue!
    Have you looked into an external printserver? or is half the problem people connecting it to their laptop and printing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    Have you looked into an external printserver? or is half the problem people connecting it to their laptop and printing?
    We just want this stand alone PC with a colour Laser attached to have printing restrictions so that only the supervisor can print.. with a password or pin..

    There are no laptops involved.. the printer cannot be accessed from any other PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I was told last Friday that PMP 7 can be installed on a PC to control a local printer. (and can also be configured to use the server database for rules)

    I haven't tried it, but might well give it a go in the coming weeks to to see how I get on with a non-networkable A3 printer that's becoming an issue!
    Pray... what is PMP 7 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    Pray... what is PMP 7 ?
    Print Manager Plus Version 7

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    can you not achieve this by restricting the printer to the supervisor / admin account? (Maybe not)

    or a login script that disconnects the printer and only connects it for specified user? could be done via local group policy if not networked?

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    how does the supervisor user get the content that they need to print?
    or is it all generated on that 1 machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOSAGES View Post
    how does the supervisor user get the content that they need to print?
    or is it all generated on that 1 machine
    It's all generated on the Stand Alone PC....

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    then cant you do what kesomir suggested and just have 1 user on the system and give the supervisor the username/password for that 1 pc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOSAGES View Post
    then cant you do what kesomir suggested and just have 1 user on the system and give the supervisor the username/password for that 1 pc?

    Wish I could .. there is a program on the PC that has to be running all the time and there is one user logon and theya re logged on all day with other users using to Program on the PC

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    ! System Guard Download by Vctosft - Limit User Only Run Permitted Programs, Do Nothing Else On Your Pc, Lock System.
    Haven't used it but someone I know has suggested it

    This might help? You could lock the pc so that it can't print unless you put in a password

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