WSD devices can not be secured with Print Audit Secure.

Web Services for Devices (WSD) brings much of the ease of USB Plug and Play devices to Network based devices, streamlining the process of finding these devices and installing the appropriate drivers.

However, because two WSD ports pointed to the same device aren't identical, Print Audit Secure won't see them as being the same device and will not secure the jobs. The solution is to use a port that will be identical in each location.

You can use the Standard TCP/IP port that ships with Windows, or a vendor-specific port, for example the SC2 TCP/IP port installed by Sharp devices for this purpose.

On the workstation and server running PA Secure components:
  1. Open Devices and Printers
  2. Right click on the WSD device and select "Printer Properties."
  3. Select the "Ports" tab.
  4. Click the Add Port button
  5. Select the appropriate type of port.
  6. When required provide the IP address of the Printer, also use this as the name of the port
  7. A standard TCP/IP port will be installed as RAW by default, if you use an SC2 or other TCP/IP port you may find a different default, or you may be required to select between RAW and lpr.
  8. Save your changes.

Once the workstation and server copies of the printer are identical in terms of port, you can define the printer as secured in PA Secure (matching ip address and protocol (RAW v lpr) ) and the printer will be secured.

Adding a second copy of the printer to the workstation (with the second copy using WSD) will create "Secured" (prints to TCP/IP port) and "Non-secured" (prints to WSD port monitor) versions of the same printer. If you do this, ensure the Printer names reflect the Secured/Non-Secured status clearly.
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