With the Client Spooling feature enabled, users' print jobs are not sent to the MyQ server, but stay stored at the users' computer. After they authenticate themselves at a printing device and select the jobs to be printed, the jobs are released from the computer directly to the device. This method dramatically decreases traffic to MyQ server and is suitable especially for small offices with limited network connection to the MyQ server.

When a user prints their job while this feature is activated, only the print metadata are sent to the server and the actual print job does not leave the computer (it is stored there as a RAW file). It waits until the user authenticates themselves at a printing device and selects to print the job there. After that, the printing device notifies the server, the server notifies the computer and the computer sends the job directly to the printing device, where it is printed.

Client Spooling workflow

To enable this feature, you have to set a TCP/IP port for the service, install the MyQ Desktop Client application on the client's computer and enable the Client Spooling feature. (For information on how to install and set up MyQ Desktop Client on client's computers, see the MyQ Desktop Client for Windows guide).

If the computer of the user is switched off during the sending of the job, the job is Paused on the server. The administrator can release the job once the user has switched on their computer again.

TCP/IP port settings for the service

The settings in the Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor dialog box must have the following values:

  • Printer Name or IP Address: 127.0.0.1 (IP address of the localhost in Windows) or localhost

  • Protocol: Select LPR

  • Queue Name: queue name according to the MyQ server setting (same as if printing to the MyQ server)

  • LPR Byte Counting Enabled: Selected

  • SNMP Status Enabled: Deselected

TCP IP port settings