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Normally SQL 7.0/2000/2005/2008 Full or Express Version. Can be MS Access in little ... Database Server: Common for bigger setups picking a focal SQL Database. ...
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1 Software Shelf ® International, Inc. Print Manager Plus ® 2010

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2 Print Manager Plus 2010 Introduction

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3 Print Server Based Tracking Server Based Support Includes: Server 2000, 2003 & Server 2008 X86 and X64 Implementations Fully Supported Supports any Printing Processed by the Windows Spooler Virtual Setups, for example, VMware ESX & MS Virtual Server Fail Over Implementations, for example, Microsoft Cluster Services and AMT Software\'s Doubletake

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4 Printing Handled by Print Manager Plus Job Sources Supported Job Destinations Supported Network Printers by means of TCP & LPR Network Shares utilizing Local Ports Large Format Printers Locally Attached Devices (LPT, USB) Print to File Tracking Any other port gave it spools through the Windows Clients NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Window 7 Other Windows Servers Linux/Unix Servers and Clients Mac OS9 and Later AS/400 and all the more Any other customer printing through the Windows Spooler

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5 What Print Manager Plus Does Tracks Printing from any customer or source, that is spooled by Windows Provides Summary and Detailed covering printing Save on printing costs by means of Restrictions and Quotas Integrates following with Microsoft Active Directory Prompts for Job Authentication Apply limitations per Printer, User, Group or Organizational Unit Keeps clients educated about their printing utilization

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6 Information for every Print Job Environment & Network Statistics Job Statistics Time Submitted Server & Print Queue Document Title Job Size Page Count (Adjusted for NUp) Copy Count Color versus Monochrome Duplex Page Size and Length (for Plotters) Active Directory Username Active Directory Full Name Active Directory Group or OU Root Organizational Unit Custom User Name Client/Project Billed Network Bandwidth

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7 Common Print Manager Plus Setup Type Print Manager Plus Setup Types Single Stand Alone Print Server with a Local Database Multiple Print Server\'s Sharing a solitary MSSQL Database Multiple Print Servers, every utilizing it own nearby Database Single or Multiple Print Servers, imparting a Central SQL Database to Workstation Connected Printer Agents Print Server and Workstation Connected Printers/Direct IP Printing

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8 Single Stand Alone Print Server with a Local Database Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings Windows Workstations Mac/Linux Workstations Print Server Print Manager Plus MS SQL 2005 Express Printer Shares Network Printing Devices Mainframe

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9 Multiple Print Servers sharing a solitary MSSQL Database Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings SQL Server PrintManager Database

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10 Multiple Print Servers, every utilizing it own neighborhood Database Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings

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11 Multiple Print Servers, offering a Central SQL Database to Workstation Connected Printer Agents Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings SQL Server PrintManager Database

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12 Print Server, Direct IP Printing & Workstation Agents sharing a Central SQL Database Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings SQL Server PrintManager Database

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13 Print Manager Plus 2010 Main Product Overview

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14 Main Product Overview Print Manager Plus - Administrator Graphical Interface to see the Users, Groups, Organizational Units and Printers being followed. Customization of Tracking Settings, Restrictions and Quotas which are put away in the database. Gives Reporting utilizing more than 150 distinct Reports. Print Manager Plus - Service Passively screens movement through the Windows Spooler and logs and stores it inside the database. Peruses Active Directory on an as required premise and stores this data to the database. Authorizes Restrictions, Quotas and Authentication rules it finds in the database. Print Manager Plus - Database Stores Configuration, Job History and Restriction/Quota data. Normally SQL 7.0/2000/2005/2008 Full or Express Version. Can be MS Access in little Standalone setups. Associated with utilizing ODBC and Windows Authentication by the Server and Administrator

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15 Print Manager Plus - Administrator Key Features Active Directory View: Users View Group View Organizational Unit View Printers: Cost Settings Restrictions Grouping Reporting Summary & Detailed Reports Graphical Reports Management eUpdate Server Status Advanced Configurations Sample Print Manager Plus Administrator – PMPAdmin.exe

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16 Print Manager Plus - Service Key Features Passively Monitors the Spooler Parses print occupations Stores the data Enforces Restrictions/Quotas Checks for Quotas Checks for Restrictions Deletes, Pauses or Resumes Saves Active Directory Information Saves User Information to DB Saves Group/OU Membership Can Prompt for Authentication Username & Password Challenges Client/Project Selection Print Manager Plus Service - Windows Service PQService.exe & PQCore.exe

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17 Administrator & Service Comparison Print Manager Plus - Administrator Print Manager Plus - Service Looks up Active Directory Information as required when Users print. Spares this to the database. Works off set Configurations for Printers & Service Read and implements Restrictions/Quotas Obtains suitably set Authentication Refers to database for setup settings Cannot redesign itself Stores print history to the database for reporting Must rushed to track Printing Views Active Directory View Settings, and spares settings on interest. Sets Configuration for Printers and Print Servers Sets Restrictions/Quotas Sets Authentication Options Saves arrangement settings to database Electronic Updates Summary, Detailed and Graphical Reporting Is not required for the following of Print Jobs

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18 Print Manager Plus - Database Key Features Stores Print History Stores a definite record for every Print Job Includes record of limited Jobs Holds Active Directory Information Stores AD Users and Information Group/OU Membership Custom Group Membership Configuration Settings Stores Printer and Server Settings Stores Restrictions/Quotas Administrative Information MS SQL 7.0/2000/2005/2008 Uses Windows Authentication Can be MS Access Print Manager Plus Database – ODBC Database PrintManager.MDF & PrintManager_log.LDF OR PMPQuota.mdb

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19 Print Manager Plus 2010 The Process of a Print Job

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20 The Process of a Print Job Database Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings Printer Workstation Print Server Print Manager Plus Phase I: Print Job is spooled to the server by Application and Driver Phase II: Print employment is followed and checked for Restrictions/Quota and Authentication Phase III: Job is sent on to the Printer

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21 Phase I: Document Spooling Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings Phase I: Connection to Server Print Queue Established Application Spools the Print Job Print Manager Plus holds the occupation amid Spooling Completes Job Source Print Server Print Manager Plus Phase I: Print Job is spooled to the server by Application and Driver Phase II: Print employment is followed and checked for Restrictions/Quota and Authentication Phase III: Job is sent on to the Printer

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22 Phase II: Print Job Parsing and Processing Database Legend Flow of Print Job Pre-Tracking Flow of Print Job Post-Tracking Flow of Print Job Data Flow of Print Job Settings Phase II: Job Metrics are Determined and Job Cost Calculated. Check for and Obtain Authentication Check Restrictions/Quotas Job Logged to Database Print Job Resumed (unless confined) Print Server Print Manager Plus Phase I: Print Job is spooled to the server by Application and Driver Phase II: Print occupation is followed and checked for Restrictions/Quota and Authentication Phase III: Job is sent on to the Printer

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23 Phase III: Release of the Print Job Data Flow Legend Print Job Pre-Tracking Print Job Post-Tracking Print Job Metrics Print Job Configuration Phase III: Job Released Unaltered to the Printer OR Job is erased or stopped (Due to limitation) Print Server Print Manager Plus Printer Phase I: Print Job is spooled to the server by Application and Driver Phase II: Print employment is followed and checked for Restrictions/Quota and Authentication Phase III: Job is sent on to the Printer

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24 Phase I: Technical Notes Print Manager Plus Functionality Monitors Queues for new print occupations and sets them in delayed state amid spooling. No other collaboration until spooling has wrapped up. Work Sources Supported Windows Clients Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista and 7 Clients Windows Servers sending Jobs (Local/LPR Ports) Other Clients Macintosh & Linux Workstations Main edges, Unix, AS/400 Anything spooling through the Windows Spooler Note: LPR Preferred for non-windows Clients Phase I: Print Job is spooled to the server by Application and Driver Phase II: Print employment is followed and checked for Restrictions/Quota and Authentication Phase III: Job is sent on to the Printer

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25 Phase I: Technical Notes (Continued… ) Print Manager Plus Functionality Monitors Queues for new print occupations and sets

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