How to setup a network printer as both secured and unsecured.

In many cases you will need to be able to use a single device as both a secured printer and an unsecured printer. For example, you may secure a job at the head office to be released at a printer in a satellite office when you arrive, but still want the employees in the satellite office to be able to use that printer for unsecured jobs.

If that printer is a network printer there are two ways to create a unsecured copy of the secured printer. By changing the Print Protocol, or by enabling Printer Pooling for the device.

Solution 1:

  1. Create the printer in Print Audit Secure, by default Secure will use port 9100 as the port the device listens on.
  2. Create two copies of the computer running the secure client.
  3. Rename one copy to reflect that is is secured, the other to reflect it is not.
  4. Right click on the secured printer, select printer properties
  5. Click on the ports tab, then click the Configure port button.
  6. Set the Print protocol to "Raw," ensure that the port shows as 9100.
  7. Close the printer properties sheet, saving any change you may have made.
  8. Right click on the unsecured printer, select printer properties
  9. Click on the ports tab, then click the Configure port button.
  10. Set the Print protocol to "lpr," ensure that the port shows as 515.
  11. Close the properties sheet, saving any changes.

Now when you print to the unsecured copy, the port number won't match that stored in secure, and the job will be printed unsecured.

Solution 2:

  1. Repeat steps 1-7 above
  2. Right click on the unsecured printer, select printer properties
  3. Click on the ports tab.
  4. Check off the box beside "Enable printer pooling."
  5. Select one additional port from the list of available ports. Use an unused local port, or Add a new local port if you have no unused ports.
  6. Close the properties sheet, saving any changes.

Now when you print to the unsecured copy, the port will defined as two ports, a local and a network port. Again this will not match the configuration stored in Secure, so the job will be printed unsecured.

P.S.
If the device you want to have secured and unsecured copies of uses Web Services for Devices (WSD) you may want to refer to the KB article here for another alternative.

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