In enterprise office settings, shared network printers can be shared on a Print Server, often a Windows 2012, 2016, or 2019 server that hosts the office printers for employees to use. Our connector can run on this print server to publish the printers to your ezeep Blue organization and allow access to the printers for your employees and users.
To publish the printers you have hosted on a print server to the cloud, you will just need:
- A Windows PC that hosts the printer(s) you would like to share with your users, such as these:
- The ezeep Connector for Print Server: This software component runs as a Windows background service and publishes your local printer information to the cloud and your ezeep Blue account. (Note: The connector will upload every printer on your Windows PC to the cloud. If you wish to remove a printer from ezeep, it will have to be removed from the Windows system on your connector PC.
Download and Install the ezeep Blue Connector for Print Servers on the Microsoft Windows device.
First, download the ezeep Connector for Print Server from the ezeep admin portal Quickstart Step 1. Then, run the installer and follow the prompts.
Log into the ezeep Blue Connector.
Once the installation finishes, a window with a login prompt will appear. Log in with your ezeep Blue admin credentials. Note: Any user account that you have set Admin privileges for can add printers via the Connector, in addition to the main admin account.
Check your newly added printers.
After logging in, you can go to Network Printers > Connectors and see that your new print server / PC is listed in the connectors.
Now, when you click the Printers tab, you'll see your new printers listed.
Your print server / PC's printers are now available in ezeep Blue, and you can now assign the printers to the users, see how: Assigning printers via the Network Printers page