As opposed to the MyQ Print server standalone model, where all parts of the MyQ system run on one server, the MyQ Central/Sites model consists of one Central server and multiple site servers.

The Central server cannot be used as a print server and its options are restricted to its central management role. Therefore it is not possible to administer printing devices or print jobs there. The site servers work as the print servers and perform local management of printing devices and print jobs. Their function and management options are similar to those of a standalone server.

After you setup your Central server and add and activate your licenses, you should setup your Site servers as well. In a Site server’s MyQ web interface, go to MyQ, Settings, Server type and fill in the following information:

In the Server type section, choose Site server. This can only be used within a MyQ Central server installation and the change is permanent. You cannot switch back to standalone mode afterwards.

In the Connection settings section:

  • Site name - add a name for your site server.

  • Central Server address - add the Central server’s host name or IP address.

  • Enable secure connection - enabled by default. The connection between the Central server and the site servers is secured.

  • Port - 8093 by default.

  • Password for communication - password used for the communication between the MyQ Central server and Site servers.

In the Licenses section:

  • Embedded terminals - add the number of embedded terminal licenses to be used on this site (distributed by the Central server).

  • Embedded Lite terminals - add the number of embedded lite terminal licenses to be used on this site (distributed by the Central server).

Site server settings

Once the site servers are connected to your Central server, you can manage them via the Central’s server MyQ web interface, in MyQ, Sites.

In the Sites main page, select a Site server and click Edit on the main ribbon (or double-click or right-click and select Edit on the Site server) to modify it. The Site server’s properties panel opens on the right side.

  • On the General tab, you can view the Site’s name, port, and if the connection is secure. You can also add a description for the Site server.

  • On the User Synchronization tab, you can select the user groups that you want to synchronize.

  • On the Client tab, you can add IP ranges for the client PCs that will be used with MyQ Desktop Client (mandatory if you are using the Central server API to obtain the server address for MDC. Check here for more information). You can also exclude IP ranges on the tab.

  • On the Rights tab, you can manage user rights for the Site server.

After any modification, click Save. Any changes are then distributed during the User Synchronization.