Preparing for the setup

6
Preparing for the setup
Successful printing requires careful setup. This chapter leads you
through the pre-setup preparation. It also introduces Fiery WebTools,
focusing on the utilities used in setup.
Levels of access and control
When you configure the printer during Setup as system administrator,
you will implement a particular level of control by enabling or not
enabling print connections, passwords, and access to Fiery WebTools.
The level of control can range form strict to moderate to minimal or
none.
•
Strictest control might be appropriate for a high-volume printing
environment where an administrator or operator controls the job
flow and all printing. Jobs sent from client workstations are stored
(spooled) to the printer hard disk until the operator releases them
to the print queue. In this type of configuration, only the system
administrator and lead operator have access the job management
tools (Command WorkStation and Fiery WebSpooler).
•
Least control might be appropriate for a small site where anyone
on the local network can access and control all printing and
printer functions. Although there may be an administrator or
operator charged with certain duties, all users have equal access
to the system and job management tools.
Xerox Phaser 790
6–1
6. Preparing for the setup
Printer connections
The Phaser 790 supports three print connections:
•
Hold queue — Jobs that are sent to the Hold queue are spooled
to the printer hard disk for printing at a later time or for repeated
printing. Because the Hold queue is a storage place, jobs sent to
is cannot be printed without being released through the job
management tools.
•
Print queue — This is the standard printer queue. Jobs sent to
the Print queue are processed and printed in the order received.
Jobs prioritized by an operator from the job management tools
and jobs sent through the Direct connection can take priority over
jobs sent to the Print queue.
•
Direct connection — This connection transmits jobs directly to
the printer, but only when the printer is not processing another
job. If the printer is busy, the job remains at the user workstation
until the printer is ready. The job is then processed as soon as the
previous job is finished and before the next queued job is
processed.
Jobs sent to the Direct connection are not stored on the printer
hard disk and cannot be selected for reprinting, moving, or
deletion. Therefore, this connection provides a measure of
security for sensitive files. Jobs sent to the Direct connection are
displayed in the Job Log. You cannot use the Direct connection
for lpd printing over TCP/IP.
To download fonts to the printer, you must publish the Direct
connection.
These print connections can be enabled or published in Printer Setup.
All published connections are constantly checked for the presence of
jobs. To use the Fiery utilities and Fiery WebTools, enable either the
Hold queue or the Print queue.
The Print queue and Direct connection give remote users more direct
access to the printer than the Hold queue. Therefore, the Print queue
and Direct queue should not be published in environments that require
stricter control.
In addition, you can enable the Printed queue, a storage area for the
most recent jobs from the Print queue, and specify the maximum
number of jobs retained. Using jobs management tools, a user can
reprint jobs in the Printed queue.
6–2
Xerox Phaser 790
6. Preparing for the setup
Passwords
Passwords provide a means of controlling access to printer functions:
•
Administrator passwords provide the highest level of control,
since the administrator has access to Setup and can control the
printing and job management environment. Administrator
privileges include publishing print connections, setting passwords,
deleting fonts, clearing the printer of all job data, and setting the
WebLink help page destination.
When the Printer Control Panel prompts you for the Administrator
password, you must enter it immediately or the control panel
returns to an Idle state and you must start over again.
•
Operator passwords enable control of print jobs from the job
management tools (including the ability to override job settings),
the ability to perform printer calibration, and the ability to override
calibration settings.
•
Guests do not require passwords to log into job management
tools. Guests are limited to viewing job status; they cannot make
changes to jobs or to the printer setup.
By default, no passwords are set on the printer. If you do not
specifically set passwords, all users will have administrator privileges,
which include access to important functions such as Setup (including
setting passwords) and job control. It is strongly recommended that
you set at least an Administrator password to protect the printer from
random or accidental changes to Setup.
Where to set passwords
Administrator passwords can be set at the Printer Control Panel, at the
Command WorkStation, or in Fiery WebSetup.
Operator passwords can be set at the Printer Control Panel, Command
WorkStation, or in Fiery WebSetup.
Xerox Phaser 790
6–3
6. Preparing for the setup
Control level scenarios
Typical scenarios of access and control, ranging from least control to
strictest control, are described below. Select the scenario that best
matches your site requirements, and then refer to the corresponding
number in the table for guidance on how to configure your system for
those requirements.
It is strongly recommended you set at least an Administrator password
to prevent unauthorized changes to system settings.
•
Least control (not recommended)—No designated administrator
or operator
All users have equal access to all system functions including
Setup, clearing the printer, deleting printer fonts, setting the
WebLink destination, performing calibration, printing to all print
connections, and managing all jobs from the job management
tools.
•
A designated administrator but no designated operator
Only an administrator can perform Setup and other administrator
functions, but all other system functions are accessible to all
users, including performing calibration, printing to all print
connections, and managing all jobs from the job management
tools.
•
A designated administrator and a superuser operator
Only an administrator can perform Setup and other administrator
functions, and only an operator or administrator can perform
calibration and control jobs from the job management tools. Users
can print to all print connections.
6–4
Xerox Phaser 790
6. Preparing for the setup
•
A designated administrator and a designated operator, no Fiery
WebTool access
Only an administrator can perform Setup, and only an operator or
administrator can perform calibration and control jobs from the job
management tools. Users can print to the Hold queue and the
Print queue, but not to the Direct connection. The operator
controls all job flow, but jobs sent to the Print queue may not
require operator intervention.
•
Strictest control—A designated administrator and a designated
operator, no Fiery WebTool access, operator controls all jobs
Only an administrator can perform Setup, and only an operator or
administrator can perform calibration and control jobs from the job
management tools; users can print only to the Hold queue; the
administrator and the operator have complete control of job flow; no
access to Fiery WebTools.
Setup values
1
(Least)
2
3
Enable Direct connection
X
X
X
Enable Print queue
X
X
X
Enable Web Services
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Set an Administrator Password
(strongly recommended)
Set an Operator password
Xerox Phaser 790
4
5
(Strictest)
X
6–5
6. Preparing for the setup
Fiery WebTools
The printer can support Internet or intranet access with Fiery
WebTools from Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0,and
Mac OS workstations using the recommended browsers: Internet
Explorer 4.x and higher or Netscape Navigator 4.x and higher.
To enable use of Fiery WebTools, perform the following in Setup:
•
Enable TCP/IP
•
Set an IP address, subnet mask and gateway address for the
printer
•
Enable Web Services
Instead of manually assigning the IP address, subnet mask and
gateway address, you can use DHCP, RARP or BOOTP protocols to
assign some or all of these addresses. Refer to the chapter Performing
the setup from the Printer Control Panel.
Passwords can be set to control access to Fiery WebTools features. If
you do not specifically set these passwords, all users have access to
Fiery WebTools functions.
Fiery WebTools include Status, WebInstall, Web Setup,
WebDownloader, WebSpooler, and WebLink. For more information,
refer to the chapter Using the Fiery WebTools.
6–6
Xerox Phaser 790
6. Preparing for the setup
Network server setup requirements
For Token Ring, Novell, and Windows NT 4.0 (using TCP/IP) networks,
the network servers must be configured for printing before you
configure printer network settings in Setup. The diagrams in the
chapter Connecting to the network provide references for network
server setup.
To configure network settings in Setup, you need a live network
connection so the printer can query the network for zones, servers,
and server-based queues.
Whenever the configuration of the server, the printer, or the network
itself changes at your site, you can modify individual settings to
correspond to the changed environment. Changing network or port
settings may require that you make changes to other Setup options.
Xerox Phaser 790
6–7
6. Preparing for the setup
Ensuring the printer connection
Complete the following steps before you configure the server and the
workstations that will print to the Phaser 790. A service technician may
have performed some initial installation.
1.
Print a Test Page from the Printer Control Panel to ensure that
the printer is functioning normally in a stand-alone mode.
To print a Test Page:
a.
Press the Menu button on the printer control panel until the
message Print Pages from List is displayed.
b.
Press the Item/Enter button to display Print Configuration.
c.
Press Item/Enter to print the page.
2.
Switch off the printer and connect the interface cable from the
printer to the server.
3.
To confirm the connection, switch on the printer and print another
test page from the Printer Control Panel.
4.
With the printer switched off, connect the network cable to the
network, as described in the chapter Connecting to the network.
The network should already be installed and operational.
5.
Switch on the printer.
6.
Prepare network servers to share printer software and to enable
networked users to print to the Phaser 790.
Refer to the chapter Setting up the network server for details.
7.
6–8
Perform Printer Setup as described in the chapter Performing the
setup from the Printer Control Panel.
Xerox Phaser 790
Open as PDF
Similar pages