The actions mentioned below are basic actions that are commonly performed during printer discoveries.

Printer discoveries actions tab

First run actions

  • Activate: Automatically activates the device if the current license allows it.

  • Create direct queue: If you select this option, MyQ will automatically create a direct queue for the device. The name of the queue is the same as the system name of the device. For more information about print queues, see Queues.

  • Copy settings from the queue: Here you can enter or select a direct queue from which the settings of the newly created queue are copied.

  • Print test page: The MyQ server will automatically send a test page to the newly created direct queue.

  • Print as: If you select the Print test page option, you have to select a user account under which the test page will be printed.

  • Windows printer: In this section you can automatically install print port and printer driver on MyQ server.

Every run actions

  • Add to queue: Here you can select one or more queues where the device will be automatically added to.

  • Set configuration profile: Here you can select a configuration profile from the dropdown or create a new one by selecting +Add new. It gives you the option to install a terminal package and set the login method for the printers in the discovery.

  • Add printer to group: Here you can select a group where the device will be automatically added.

  • Remove current groups: If you select this option, the device is removed from all of its current groups.

  • Location: Here you can set the location of the printing device. There are three options:

    • You can manually define the location by entering any text. Each printing device discovered or updated within this print discovery will contain this location.

    • You can automatically obtain the location via SNMP protocol by entering the %location% parameter. In such cases, the location is taken from the location parameter defined on the Web User Interface of each particular device discovered or updated within this print discovery.

    • You can leave this setting empty. In such case, the location of the printing device is not set/updated
      during the discovery. Updated printers maintain their current location and new printing devices have the location parameter undefined.

The location of a printing device is displayed and can be changed on its properties panel.

You can add multiple filters for performing discovery actions: every filter specifies the type of printers the actions will be performed on and which actions will be included.

To add a new filter, click +Add Action. The Actions panel opens.

  • Filter: Here you can specify the printing device models or the types of devices on which this action is performed during the discovery.

    • Enter the model on which you want to perform the action. If you want to add more models, you have to separate them by commas (,).

    • You can also select types of devices: color or B&W devices and distinguish between copiers or all.