Managing Printers

Adding printers to Casper Admin or the Jamf Software Server (JSS) is the first step to administering printers on computers.

When you add a printer to Casper Admin, you choose from a list of printers that are on the computer running Casper Admin. When you add a printer to the JSS, you manually specify information about the printer, such as the CUPS name and device URI.

When you add, edit, or delete a printer in Casper Admin, the changes are reflected in the JSS and vice versa.

When you configure a printer, you can do the following:

  • Add the printer to a category.

  • Choose whether or not the printer is set as the default when mapped during imaging.

  • Specify an operating system requirement for mapping the printer.

Adding a Printer to Casper Admin

Several settings in Casper Admin have tool tips. To read more about a specific setting, hover your mouse over it until a tool tip is displayed.

  1. Open Casper Admin and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. Click Add Printers images/download/thumbnails/16433223/Printer.png .

  3. If prompted, authenticate locally.

  4. Select the checkbox next to each printer you want to add.

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  5. (Optional) Choose a category to add printer(s) to.

  6. Click Add.

  7. Select the printer in the main repository and double-click it.

  8. Click the General tab and configure basic settings for the printer, including the display name and category.
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  9. Click the Options tab.

  10. Choose whether or not the printer is set as the default when mapped during imaging, and configure the operating system requirement.

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  11. Click OK.

Adding a Printer to the JSS

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/16433223/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.

  4. In the “Computer Management” section, click Printers images/download/thumbnails/16433223/Printers.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/16433223/New_icon.png .

  6. Use the General pane to configure basic settings for the printer, including the display name and category.

  7. Click the Definition tab and specify information about the printer, including the CUPS name and device URI.

  8. (Optional) Click the Limitations tab and specify an operating system requirement.

  9. Click Save.

Editing or Deleting a Printer in Casper Admin

Several settings in Casper Admin have tool tips. To read more about a specific setting, hover your mouse over it until a tool tip is displayed.

  1. Open Casper Admin and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. In the main repository, select the printer you want to edit or delete.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To edit the printer, double-click it and make changes as needed. Then click OK.

    • To delete the printer, click Delete images/download/thumbnails/16433223/icon_CA_delete.png and then click Delete again to confirm.

Related Information

For related information, see the following section in this guide:

Administering Printers
Find out how to map and unmap printers using a policy or Casper Remote.

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