Remove Print Servers

Migrating a Print Server to Printix Cloud
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Printix makes it easy for system administrators to automatically build, deploy and manage a cloud-based print infrastructure and remove print servers in 3 easy steps.


1. Install Printix Client on the Print Server


2. Deploy Printix Client on all computers


3. Remove Print Server

remove print servers in 3 easy steps

Building a Printix Cloud Managed Print Infrastructure

When you download the Printix Client software and install it on the print server, we make a blueprint of current print environment details in Printix Cloud. Rest assured, we do not change or delete anything on the print server.

Building a Printix Cloud Managed Print Infrastructure

Printix Discovery

Printix detects the nearest router and records MAC addresses

Printers and print queues are discovered and registered in the Printix Cloud

Print drivers are registered for each print queue on the print server

Printix Discovery

Deploy Printix Client to computers

Any print queue that previously printed via the print server is now converted to direct printing.

Print queues that point to registered printers are now managed by Printix.

All other print queues that point to printers not discovered by Printix are left untouched.

Eliminate Print Server with Printix

Remove Print Server

Before removing the print server verify that shared printers can be paused and the server does not have additional roles.
Remove Print Server

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Before vs Now – What has changed?

The user experience for printing is essentially the same. A Printix icon appears in the Windows notification area and introduces convenient release of Print later or Print Anywhere jobs at a specific or any printer.
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From an IT management perspective, cloud deployment means less ongoing management since infrastructure is now managed from the cloud.
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On Premise Print Server

  • Print via shared print queues
  • Print drivers distributed from server
  • Manual maintenance and updates
  • Single point of failure
Building a Printix Cloud Managed Print Infrastructure


Printix Cloud Services

  • Print as usual, now via local print queues
  • Print queues, drivers and configuration now managed from Printix Cloud
  • Automatic updates
  • Removes single point of failure
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Impacts of transitioning to Printix Cloud


Centralized print queue management


Self service printer installation


Save on infrastructure and support costs


Eliminate WAN traffic related to print jobs


Track user and usage statistics


Track printer statistics


Flexible and secure printing


Unlimited scaling at no extra cost

Cloud Print Migration Made Easy

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