How to Utilize Universal Print Settings in Microsoft Endpoint Manager
The Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) is a powerful tool for system administrators to manage endpoints in their organizations. It enables them to deploy, configure, and manage their devices across their environment, including PCs, laptops, mobile devices, and virtual machines. With the Universal Print settings, MEM provides additional features and capabilities to help administrators control the printing resources in their organizations.
What is Universal Print?
Universal Print is a cloud-based printing solution that allows organizations to centrally manage their printing resources. It enables administrators to manage and control their printing resources from a single console. This includes the ability to deploy, configure, and manage printing policies, printers, and drivers across their environment.
What Are the Benefits of Universal Print?
Universal Print provides organizations with several benefits, including:
* Reduced IT costs – By centrally managing printing resources, Universal Print helps organizations reduce their IT costs by eliminating the need for manual printer configurations.
* Improved security – Universal Print helps organizations improve the security of their printing resources by providing access to authenticated users only.
* Easy deployment – Universal Print makes it easy for administrators to deploy and manage their printers in their environment.
* Simplified management – Universal Print simplifies the management of printing resources by providing a single console for administrators to manage their printing resources.
How to Configure Universal Print Settings in Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Configuring Universal Print settings in Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a straightforward process. Administrators can configure the settings in the MEM console by following the steps below:
* Open the MEM console and select the “Devices” tab.
* Select the “Settings” option and then click the “Universal Print” tab.
* Select the “Enable Universal Print” checkbox to enable the feature.
* Enter the Universal Print server URL and select the authentication method.
* Enter the credentials for the Universal Print server and click the “Save” button.
* Select the “Roles and Permissions” tab and configure the roles and permissions for the users.
* Select the “Policies” tab and configure the policies for the printers.
Once the settings are configured, administrators can deploy the Universal Print drivers to their endpoints.
Using PowerShell Scripts to Configure Universal Print Settings
Administrators can also use PowerShell scripts to configure the Universal Print settings. Below are some examples of PowerShell scripts that can be used to configure the settings:
* Set-MEMUniversalPrint -Enable $true -ServerUrl “https://server1.example.com” -AuthenticationType “Basic” -Credential $credential
* Set-MEMUniversalPrintRole -Name “Administrators” -Permissions “Manage Printer”
* Set-MEMUniversalPrintPolicy -Name “Print Policy” -MaxPageCount “1000”
Universal Print settings in Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a powerful tool for system administrators to manage their printing resources in their environment. It enables them to centrally manage their printing resources, deploy and configure printers and drivers, and manage their printing policies. Administrators can use the MEM console or PowerShell scripts to configure the Universal Print settings in their environment.