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Manage Printers (Endpoint Management Tools - Mac)

This article applies to: Endpoint Management Tools


This page is intended for IT support professionals. End users should contact local IT support.

In order to deploy a printer, it must be installed on the computer running Casper Admin, then added to the repository using Casper Admin. Once the printer appears in the Casper repository it can be added to client computers via policy, though you may also need to install a print driver package.

Add a Printer to the Repository

  1. Open Casper Admin and login.
  2. Click Add Printers. You'll be prompted to enter credentials for an administrative account on your Mac.
  3. Use the checkboxes to select the desired printer(s).
  4. At the bottom of the dialog box, select a Category
  5. Click Add.

You'll see the printer(s) listed in your Repository.

You must select Save from the File menu before exiting Casper Admin. If you attempted to view your repository through the web interface without saving here, your most recent changes would not appear accurately.

Once a printer has been added to the repository, you may change the category or other attributes

  • in Casper Admin by double-clicking the printer in your repository or
  • through the web interface by clicking Settings, then Casper Admin, then clicking the printer.

You can change the following attributes on the Info tab in Casper Admin or the Edit Printer page in the web interface.

  • Display Name - the name displayed in Casper Imaging, Casper Remote, and policies.
  • PPD - the name of the PPD file.
    (In the web interface, you'll find this setting on the Definition tab.)
  • Category - the organizational category to which a printer belongs.
  • Info - this field is displayed to the admin when a printer is being deployed.
  • Notes - this field is displayed only in Casper Admin or the web interface. It can be useful for tracking information about a printer or package, such as who created it or when it was built.

You can change the following attribute on the Options tab in Casper Admin or the Edit Printer page in the web interface.

  • Set as default - sets this printer to be the default.

Add a Printer to Clients via a Policy

  1. Log into your JSS site at
    https://jssmgt.it.cornell.edu/<JSSInstance>
    replacing <JSSInstance> with your instance's name.
    For example, https://jssmgt.it.cornell.edu/limnology
  2. Click Computers.
  3. Click Policies.
  4. Click the blue plus sign icon.
  5. Configure General settings as needed.
  6. Select Printers.
  7. Click Configure.
  8. Click Add next to the printer you wish to install.
    To remove a printer, under Action, select Unmap.
  9. Click Save when finished.

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