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THE ADVANCED CLIENT (FOR PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS) PaperCut NG includes the standard client which is ideal for Education and Corporate sites. Professional businesses such as Engineering, Architecture, Graphic Design, Legal Firms etc. who require more power....
Print job COLOR DETECTION refers to a process where a different print job cost is charged based on the use of color. Most organizations charge/account more for color jobs because of: * Lease agreements - most leased devices have different “click costs”...
Branch Office Direct Printing [https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/jj134156.aspx] supports workstations printing directly to the destination printer or MFD, bypassing the print server the queue was originally hosted on. If you need to reduce the b...
WE’RE NEW TO PAPERCUT AND WE’RE TRYING TO DECIDE WHERE TO INSTALL THE PAPERCUT SOFTWARE. CAN WE INSTALL IT ON OUR DOMAIN CONTROLLER? Yes… but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. While there are a number of scenarios where it would be perfectly okay to i...
CHOOSING THE RIGHT EDITION/VERSION PaperCut is offered in three different _flavors_: * PaperCut NG [http://www.apms.com.hk/en/products/papercut-ng/] * PaperCut NG - Professional Client Billing [http://www.apms.com.hk/en/tour/client-billing/] * Pa...
WHAT IS FIND-ME PRINTING? Find-Me Printing solves a lot of problems for users and system administrators alike by having just one print queue that needs to be installed and configured on user’s workstations. When a user submits a print job to the “Find-Me...
HOW DOES PAPERCUT CHARGE A USER WHEN A DOCUMENT CONTAINS MULTIPLE PAPER SIZES? PaperCut reports a single paper size for each print job. The vast majority of documents printed will use a single page size, but some print jobs have pages with mixed paper si...
Yes. PaperCut will work fine and is fully supported on VMs such as VMware, EX Server, Microsoft Virtual Server, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Xen, KVM, Parallels, and QEMU. We do have many large customers now running PaperCut in virtualized environments (on Window...
WHAT IS THE DRIVER ISOLATION MODE IN WINDOWS? In the olden days of yore, a single flakey print driver on a Windows server had the potential to take down the entire Print Spooler service, causing chaos and mayhem. In those times the only way to prevent on...
WHY DOES PAPERCUT CHANGE THE PRINTER DRIVER SETTING FROM “START PRINTING IMMEDIATELY” TO “START PRINTING AFTER LAST PAGE HAS SPOOLED” ? PaperCut needs to analyze the complete document before sending it to the printer. So, when a print job comes PaperCut ...
PaperCut's Hardware Page Count Validation [https://www.apms.com.hk/product/ng-mf/manual/applicationserver/topics/printer-hwcheck.html] ensures that PaperCut is able to determine the exact number of pages printed by a device for each job. However, from tim...
PaperCut provides accurate tracking of printer usage by analyzing the printer spool file on the server. Before the job is sent to the printer, PaperCut determines the job attributes including the page count, color/grayscale, duplex, paper-size, etc. There...
The PaperCut User Client has the ability to remember your identity when using Unauthenticated Computers [https://www.apms.com.hk/product/ng-mf/manual/common/topics/authenticate-print.html] such as a laptops or workgroup machines, which makes it quick and ...
PaperCut NG [https://www.apms.com.hk/en/] is our version of PaperCut specifically designed for schools. The Implementation guide for IT and network managers [https://support.apposite.com.hk/Knowledgebase/Article/View/papercut-getting-started-guides-for...
By default, the PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF APPLICATION SERVER is restricted to a maximum RAM allocation of up to one quarter (¼) of system memory. This ensures that the application does not consume too many resources, and "plays nicely" with other applic...
_“Our organization is interested in using SNMPv3 exclusively as it is regarded as more secure than older versions. Does PaperCut support this protocol?”_ WHAT IS SNMPV3? SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) makes it easy for administrators to scan ...
_“Help! I’m a print server Administrator and I’ve come across this setting “Render print jobs on client computers”. What does this setting mean, and what’s the best practice when it comes to PaperCut?”_ WHAT EXACTLY DOES “RENDER PRINT JOBS ON CLIENT COMP...
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RESTRICTED USER AND AN UNRESTRICTED USER? Users who are unrestricted will be able to accumulate a negative balance, e.g. their balance can go below zero, or if they have an overdraft, they can go beyond that. By default...
WHAT IS A TYPE 4 DRIVER? Type 4 drivers were introduced by Microsoft with Windows Server 2012 and were intended to replace the default drivers bundled with the Windows operating system. Unfortunately, there are a few issues customers have reported when u...
_“Help! I am a PaperCut Administrator and I need to know how to stop and start or restart the various PaperCut services as part of my troubleshooting!”_ Throughout the life of a PaperCut installation, an Administrator might encounter a situation where it...
_“Help! I’m an IT System Administrator that needs to provide unauthenticated printing from multiple systems and clients to a Windows Server! How do I achieve this?”_ If your requirements don’t involve unauthenticated printing, we would recommend for you ...
Shared accounts represent a source of printing expense. They allow printing costs to be recorded or charged back to the source, with possible uses including: * Allocating printing expenses to a department * Charging printing expenses back to a client...
PaperCut has two types of accounts - PERSONAL ACCOUNTS and SHARED ACCOUNTS. Each user has a personal account. This is the default account charged under normal operation. Shared accounts give the ability to users to allocate jobs to cost areas such as facu...
On Windows, Mac, and Linux, PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF comes bundled with a specific version of Java that only the application will utilize. Each component of the software which can be installed or copied to a location other than the primary APPLICATION ...
_“We’re looking to set up PaperCut and we want to cut costs by not paying for a Windows server license. Can we install PaperCut on spare Windows Home or Pro computer that we have nearby?”_ CAN YOU INSTALL PAPERCUT ON A NON-SERVER EDITION OF WINDOWS? For...