SafeCom Smart Printing Administrator`s Quick
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’s Quick Guide
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Table of contents
Thank you for choosing to use SafeCom Smart Printing. This manual applies to
SafeCom G4 Server version S82 070.520*07.
This manual is intended for people with working experience installing programs and adding printers in the Windows environment as well as those responsible for their organization’s print solution.
Before you jump ahead and install the software we suggest you READ THIS
product works and outlines how to proceed with:
1.2.1 Technical background
Think of the SafeCom product as a Swiss army knife with a multitude of useful and flexible functions that can be applied on a need-to-use basis to help your organization save costs, optimize your print solution and benefit the environment.
Our customer base includes the world’s largest bank, universities, hospitals and corporate businesses conscious about staying ahead in an increasingly competitive world.
This Quick Guide explains how to perform a basic installation of the SafeCom
G4 server software and add one or two printers to the SafeCom solution.
The SafeCom product offers two methods of printing:
Documents follow users to their choice of device. User login at the device by means of a personal ID card and/or code. The SafeCom Pull Port is used for printing.
Documents are printed directly to the device, similar to using a standard
TCP/IP port. By using the SafeCom Push Port it is possible to have the
SafeCom solution track what users are printing and optionally charge for this and/or apply SafeCom Rule Based Printing.
The SafeCom G4 Server Software comes with the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express database for storing user and tracking information. Users are added to the database the first time they print, but they can also be imported from, for example, the Active Directory.
The SafeCom Administrator is used to configure and administrate your
The SafeCom Port Configurator is used to conveniently convert direct TCP/IP printers on your print server to Push printers and thus allow tracking of documents sent directly to devices. The printers can be reverted back to
TCP/IP printers if required.
The SafeCom G4 Server Software needs to be installed on a Windows 2012, or
Windows 2008 server with at least 1.4 GHz CPU and 4 GB RAM. Microsoft SQL
Server 2008 R2 Express is distributed with the software and REQUIRES Microsoft
.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and Windows Installer 4.5. Please visit microsoft.com to download and install these prior to the installation of SafeCom G4.
These are questions you should address in the planning phase:
Who will be responsible?
What server is to be used for installation?
What device will be used for initial testing?
Which devices do you want to collect data from?
When you have identified an appropriate server you can install the SafeCom G4 server software on it. After installation the SafeCom Assistant will guide you through a 3-step process to make printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) part of the SafeCom solution.
The embedded license allows for 1 SafeCom Controller, 1 SafeCom Go and 1
SafeCom Go High-end with all device features enabled and a total of 10 tracking licenses for a 30-day trial period starting from the time of installation.
Install and use SafeCom Reports (free) to generate reports when tracking data has been collected over a period of time, for example a week or a month.
To uninstall you must first use SafeCom Port Configurator to restore printers converted to SafeCom Push back to their original TCP/IP settings.
Then use Programs and Features (or Add/Remove Programs) to uninstall
SafeCom G4, SafeCom Reports and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
To completely remove SQL Server 2008 R2 Express delete SafeCom SQL database files (sc*.mdf and sc*.ldf) in the folder:
Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SAFECOMEXPRESS\
1.3 Additional documentation
Your SafeCom 30-day embedded or trial license key code allows you to explore beyond what is covered in this Quick Guide. For additional information you should consult SafeCom G4 Administrator’s Manual D60650 to try:
SafeCom Tracking (Chapter 9)
SafeCom Tracking makes it possible to track print and MFP usage and costs on a per printer/MFP and user basis.
SafeCom Rule Based Printing (Chapter 10)
SafeCom Rule Based Printing makes it possible to gain cost savings by offering management a method of enforcing policies for printing.
SafeCom Client Billing (Chapter 11)
SafeCom Client Billing module makes it possible to register billing codes with any job that is tracked by the SafeCom solution.
SafeCom Pay (Chapter 12)
SafeCom Pay provides total print cost management. In addition to the
SafeCom Tracking it can be used to prevent a user from printing if the balance of his account goes below a specified low limit.
2.1 Install SafeCom G4 software on the server
Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is distributed with the software
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and Windows Installer 4.5.
Please visit microsoft.com to download and install these prior to the
installation of SafeCom G4.
1. Insert the SafeCom CD or download the safecom_g4_xxx_32bit.exe or safecom_g4_xxx_64bit.exe file from the link supplied to you. The installation must be Run as administrator. When the installation program is launched click Next.
2. Read and accept the end-user license agreement. Click Next.
3. Click Basic server installation. Click Next.
4. Current settings are displayed. Click Install to accept and start the installation. The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is also installed.
The Print Spooler is restarted at the end of this process.
5. Click Finish to launch SafeCom Administrator.
To start SafeCom Administrator later on:
Click Start, point to All Programs, SafeCom G4 and click SafeCom
2.1.1 Windows Firewall - Ports that must be opened
If Windows Firewall is enabled it may prevent the SafeCom solution from working. Disable the firewall or run the script below.
1. Browse to the SafeCom installation folder.
2. Right-click open_firewall_safecom.cmd. The command file must be Run
as administrator. In the file you can see what TCP and UDP ports will be opened.
Note: If users are to be imported from Active Directory you will need to add
TCP port 389 (or 636 if the import is to be secure via SSL/LDAPS).
2.2 Login to SafeCom Administrator
1. In SafeCom Administrator click on the server to login.
2. Enter User logon (default is ADMIN) and Password (default is nimda).
2.3 Getting started with SafeCom Assistant
When you log in to SafeCom Administrator it will present the SafeCom
The SafeCom Assistant will guide you through a 3-step process to make your devices part of the SafeCom solution. You can jump between the steps by clicking on the title, for example 2 Add SafeCom Pull Printer.
Select device type
Click the type of SafeCom device: SafeCom Go (Canon, Fuji Xerox,
HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Océ, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp,
Xerox, …) or SafeCom Controller (Other).
Download device manuals and software
Download is required if the manuals and device_software subfolders does not contain the required files. Click Next.
Open device manual (and install device hardware etc.)
The relevant device manual appears. Open the manual, as you may need to consult it in order to install device hardware and/or send software to the device. The manual is in PDF format and requires
Adobe Reader. Click Next.
2. Add a SafeCom Pull Printer
Add a SafeCom Pull printer
Click Windows Add Printer Wizard to add a shared printer to be used for Pull printing. Follow the instructions in the device manual.
If a SafeCom Pull Printer is already added this step is not necessary.
Click Add device to add the physical device to the SafeCom solution. On SafeCom Go HP, SafeCom Go Lexmark and SafeCom Go
Ricoh you also need to send software to the device. Follow the steps in the device manual.
Add a SafeCom Push Printer
Open SafeCom Port Configurator
If you have an existing TCP/IP printer and wish to convert it to a
SafeCom Push printer in order to track documents that are printed directly. Click Close and follow the steps in SafeCom Port
2.4 Add a SafeCom Pull Printer
1. Click Start, Settings and Printers.
2. Double-click Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard appears.
3. On Windows 2008: Click Add a local printer.
Note: If you have already created a printer that uses the SafeCom Pull
Port, you should use this port instead of creating a new one (as described
in step 4, 5 and 6).
4. Choose Create a new port and select SafeCom Pull Port from the dropdown list. Click Next.
5. Enter a unique name of your choice for the port in Port Name. Click OK.
6. The Configure Pull Port dialog allows you to enter the IP address or host name of the SafeCom server. Select Use network logon as method of
7. Click OK. The Authorize port configuration dialog appears. Enter User
logon and Password of a user that has SafeCom Administrator or
Technician rights. Click OK.
8. Click Have Disk to install the files from the printer manufacturer's installation disk (or downloaded the files from the manufacturer's web site). Click Next.
9. Enter a Printer name and choose whether or not this printer should be your default Windows printer. Click Next.
10. Select Share this printer and enter Share name. Click Next.
11. On Windows 2008: Click Print a test page to verify the system. Click OK when prompted to confirm that the test page printed correctly. Click
Note: In SafeCom Administrator the Test page will appear as a pending
print job under the user you are logged in as (Administrator).
Check the Properties of the printer:
1. Right-click the printer and click Printer properties.
2. On the Device Settings tab check settings, such as paper size in the trays and installable options.
3. On the Advanced tab check Start printing after last page is spooled as this allows faster spooling.
4. Click OK.
For high load systems you can minimize the wait for documents to be processed and transferred to the SafeCom server by checking Enable printer pooling on the Ports tab and add multiple identically configured SafeCom Pull Ports. In our experience 1-4 ports is sufficient and no more than 12 ports should be added.
2.5 SafeCom Port Configurator
If you have an existing TCP/IP print queue you can convert this into a Push print queue.
1. Check Convert to Push. Click Next.
2. The Convert to Push dialog appears with one or more servers, including
3. Check the printers to be converted from TCP/IP to Push. Click Next.
4. Leave default choices as is (normal). Click Next.
5. Check Printer not registered in SafeCom server (normal). Click Next.
6. A dialog appears with information about the number of converted printers. Click OK.
7. The Continue dialog appears. Make your choices. Click Next.
To start SafeCom Port Configurator later on:
Click Start, point to All Programs, SafeCom G4 and click SafeCom Port
Please refer to SafeCom G4 Administrator’s Manual D60650 for detailed information on SafeCom Port Configurator.
3.1 Install SafeCom Reports
1. Download the software from the link supplied to you.
The installation must be Run as administrator.
2. When the SafeCom Reports Setup Wizard appears, click Next.
3. Select the location for the SafeCom Report files. Optionally click Disk
Cost… to check the available disk drives for required disk space. Check
Everyone to install SafeCom Reports so everyone who uses the computer can use it. Click Next.
4. Click Next to start the installation. A progress bar appears.
5. Click Close when the installation has completed.
Refer to: SafeCom Reports Administrator’s Manual D60609
The default installation location is:
C:\Program Files\SafeCom\SafeCom Reports
3.2 Start SafeCom Reports
1. Click Start, point to Programs and click SafeCom Reports.
2. Enter SafeCom Server (hostname or IP address) or click the SafeCom
Server button to broadcast for available SafeCom servers. Enter User
(default is ADMIN) and Password (default is nimda).
3. Click Login.
3.3 Generate a report
1. Once you are logged into SafeCom Reports you will be able to generate a report. Select a report type in in the Report column, for example Device
usage or Largest Print Users.
2. Click Extract New Data for Report.
3. In most reports you need to specify the time periods Date of first record and Date of last record.
4. Click OK to generate the report. In the Exporting Records dialog you can monitor the progress as records are being exported.
Note: At the end of each report there is a description of the report. It is
possible to exclude this description.
Largest Print Users
Detail User Print Summary
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