PaperCut Dell MFP Embedded Manual
PaperCut Dell MFP Embedded Manual
Important:
The PaperCut Dell MFP Embedded Application is currently released under an Early Access
Program. Please read below before installing in a production environment.
Contents
1
Early Access Program ........................................................................................................ 4
2
Overview ........................................................................................................................... 6
3
4
2.1
Consistency ................................................................................................................ 6
2.2
Integration ................................................................................................................. 6
2.3
Rate of development ................................................................................................. 6
2.4
Vendor Neutral .......................................................................................................... 7
2.5
Security ...................................................................................................................... 7
Installation Requirements ................................................................................................ 7
3.1
Requirements ............................................................................................................ 7
3.2
Device Compatibility .................................................................................................. 8
3.3
Other devices............................................................................................................. 8
Installation and Setup ....................................................................................................... 9
4.1
Mandatory Device Configuration ............................................................................ 10
4.1.1
Create a digital certificate ............................................................................... 10
4.1.2
Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ................................................................... 12
4.1.3
Enable Plug-in Settings .................................................................................... 13
4.1.4
Deploying plugin-ins (Dell C5765dn only). ...................................................... 14
4.2
Disable Print Accounting ......................................................................................... 16
4.3
Optional Device Configuration ................................................................................ 17
4.3.1
Enable swipe card support .............................................................................. 17
4.3.2
Change the administrator password ............................................................... 17
4.4
Card Reader support ............................................................................................... 17
4.5
PaperCut Server Configuration ................................................................................ 18
4.5.1
4.6
5
Verifying device creation ................................................................................. 19
Additional Network Security (optional)................................................................... 21
Post-install testing .......................................................................................................... 22
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5.1
Test Preparation ...................................................................................................... 22
5.2
Scenario 1: Standard copying .................................................................................. 23
5.3
Scenario 2: Copying with account selection ............................................................ 24
5.4
Scenario 3: Print release .......................................................................................... 26
5.5
Scenario 4: Scanning and faxing .............................................................................. 27
Configuration .................................................................................................................. 30
6.1
Device Function ....................................................................................................... 30
6.2
Authentication Methods ......................................................................................... 30
Advanced Configuration ................................................................................................. 32
7.1
Config Editor ............................................................................................................ 32
7.2
Setting an explicit PaperCut Server Network Address ............................................ 39
7.3
Configuring Swipe Card Readers ............................................................................. 39
7.4
Customizing the Header Logo.................................................................................. 43
7.5
Customizing the Header Colors ............................................................................... 43
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Uninstalling ..................................................................................................................... 44
9
Known Limitations .......................................................................................................... 45
10
9.1
Zero-Stop ................................................................................................................. 45
9.2
Card reader and USB ports ...................................................................................... 45
9.3
Use of card reader after returning the device from sleep mode. ........................... 45
FAQ & Troubleshooting .................................................................................................. 46
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This manual covers the PaperCut MF Dell MFP embedded setup. For general PaperCut MF
documentation, please see the PaperCut MF manual.
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1 Early Access Program
The PaperCut Embedded software for Dell MFP Multi-Function Devices is being released
under an early access program. It has been extensively tested by PaperCut and there is a
high level of confidence in its quality and readiness for general customer release. However, it
is impossible for us to test all possible scenarios that will occur across our very large
customer base and we seek the assistance of our customers and partners to help ensure a
high quality rollout. In the first instance we are asking customers to:
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Be aware that some issues may exist in the software
Work with PaperCut to quickly address issues if they occur
PaperCut require any customers installing the software into production during this period to
complete the early access form below and return the form to
[email protected]
During the early access period, you should check the following PaperCut Knowledge Base
article discussing any known issues both before installation, and periodically thereafter:
http://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/KnownIssuesDellMFP
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PaperCut Early Access Program
PaperCut Software makes available first-release software to selected customers under an
Early Access Program. Early access testing forms an important part of PaperCut’s quality
assurance procedures, by providing an opportunity to validate software and hardware
behavior in real-world computing environments early in the product lifecycle. By
participating in the Early Access Program you’ll gain:
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Early access to emerging technologies.
Ability to influence the software’s future development direction.
Direct access to PaperCut’s key developers for support and assistance.
As an Early Access Tester you should be willing to:
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Share your in-the-field experiences with the PaperCut development team.
Be willing to install patches or hotfixes when/if problems are encountered.
Be generally accepting of the occasional software bug! The “real world” type of
bugs that often slip past an artificial lab test environment.
To gain access to the Early Access Program, please complete this form, sign and return a
scanned copy to [email protected] .
Technology/Feature of Interest:
PaperCut MF Dell MFP Embedded
Organization Name:
Country & State:
First Name:
Last Name:
Position:
Email:
Phone:
Contact Hours:
I acknowledge that by participating in the PaperCut Early Access Program I will be running
first-release or possibly immature software.
Sign: ………………………………………………… Date: ………………………….
Name (print): …………………………………………….
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2 Overview
This manual provides an overview of the installation, configuration and operation of
PaperCut’s embedded software MFP (Multi-Function Printer) solutions. Today’s MFPs are
smarter – they have touch screens and offer the ability to run applications directly on the
device. The goal of PaperCut Software’s embedded MFP solution is to leverage these smart
devices and to provide walk-up copier users with the same set of rich application features
provided in the print control area. These include:
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Secure access to device functions
End user authentication including integration with single sign-on environments
Monitoring of photocopying, scanning and faxing (quotas, charging, allocation and
logging)
Allocation of copying, scanning and faxing to accounts/departments/costcenters/projects
Release jobs from a hold/release queue (Secure & Find Me Printing)
Group based access control: Limit access to color copying, the device as a whole, or
to selected user groups
Self-associate swipe cards with domain user accounts directly at the device
Streamlined interface throughout
Self-association and print release are possible as part of the device login
Account invoice and comment options are supported
Customizability of print release and account selection screens
Logo, messages and colors are customizable
Highlights of the embedded solution include:
2.1 Consistency
The embedded solutions are developed in-house by the PaperCut Software development
team. This ensures that the copier interface is consistent with the workstation print
interface, meaning users only have to learn one system.
2.2 Integration
PaperCut is a single integrated solution where print, internet and copier control are all
managed in the one system. Users have a single account and administrators have the same
level of reporting and administration for all services. The embedded solution interacts with
the PaperCut server using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services based
protocols.
2.3 Rate of development
PaperCut is developed under a release-often policy where new features are made available
to users as soon as they are complete. Unlike hardware based solutions, new versions can
be delivered to users as regularly as software updates.
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2.4 Vendor Neutral
PaperCut remains true to its vendor neutral stance. All embedded solutions are equal and
support all server OS’s including Windows, Linux and Mac.
2.5 Security
A large percentage of PaperCut’s user base is in educational environments where security is
important. All embedded solutions are developed with security in mind. Where security
objectives cannot be satisfied, the deficiencies are fully disclosed.
3 Installation Requirements
This section covers the installation of the PaperCut embedded application for compatible
Dell MFP devices. The embedded application will enable access control, secure printing and
“Find-Me” printing, and allow logging of copying, scanning and faxing (for information on
tracking network printing see the PaperCut user manual).
3.1 Requirements
Before installing the PaperCut Embedded Application on to the Dell MFP device, ensure that
basic monitoring of network printing has been setup up and tested for this device. The
device would show up in the printer list in the PaperCut web interface and have a few print
jobs in its print history.
After that, ensure the following points are checked off before getting started:
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PaperCut is installed and running on your network. Please see the ‘Introduction ->
Quick Start Guide’ section of the PaperCut user manual for assistance.
Ensure that your Dell MFP device is supported.
Ensure that the Dell MFP device is connected to the network.
Have available the network name or IP address of the Dell MFP device.
It is recommended that the device be configured with a static IP address.
Verify that firewalls or other network restrictions do not prevent the device access
to the PaperCut server on ports 9191 and 9193.
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3.2 Device Compatibility
The PaperCut embedded application for the Dell MFP supports the following model:
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Dell Color Multifunction Printer C7765dn
Dell Color Multifunction Printer C5765dn
3.3 Other devices
PaperCut also supports a range of Dell devices running the LeSF platform. The manual for
those devices is available here: PaperCut MF – Dell Embedded.pdf
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4 Installation and Setup
The following installation steps are based on the Dell C7765dn interface. The administration
web interface and steps may differ for your model or model version.
Access the device’s web interface at http://<device-url> and login as the
administrator.
The default administrator username and password is detailed in the device manuals. At time
of writing, the default administrator username is “admin” and password “1111”. It is
recommended to change the administrator password as soon as possible.
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4.1 Mandatory Device Configuration
4.1.1 Create a digital certificate
For secure communications between the device and PaperCut server, a digital certificate
needs to be created.
1. From the web interface, select the Properties tab.
2. Select the Security group.
3. Select Machine Digital Certificate Management .
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4. Select the Create New Self Signed Certificate button.
5. You can leave the certificate settings at their default, or change to taste.
6. Press the Apply button.
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4.1.2 Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
1. From the web interface, select the Properties tab.
2. Select the Security group.
3. Select SSL / TLS Settings .
4. Tick the HTTP – SSL / TLS Communication checkbox.
5. Press the Apply button.
6. The settings will be saved and the machine will request a reboot. Press the Reboot
Machine button, and confirm you want to reboot the device.
Once the device is rebooted, you will only be able to connect to the device via the secure
https://<device-url>.
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4.1.3 Enable Plug-in Settings
1. From the web interface, select the Properties tab.
2. Select the Security group.
3. Select the Plug-in Settings sub-group.
4. Select the Plug-in Settings list item.
5. Tick the Plug-in Settings checkbox.
6. Press the Apply button. You will be asked to reboot the device.
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4.1.4 Deploying plugin-ins (Dell C5765dn only).
The solution requires embedded component plugins to be deployed to the device for
operation. These are normally automatically deployed as part of device creation in PaperCut.
C5765dn requires that the plugins be deployed by the administrator via the administration
UI.
1. From the web interface, select the Properties tab.
2. Select the Security group.
3. Select Plug-in Settings .
4. Select List of Embedded Plug-ins .
5. Use Upload button to upload each plugin JAR file located under:
[PaperCut Install Location]\providers\hardware\dell
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If you’re upgrading plugins on a device, before proceeding with update the plugins need to
be stopped and device rebooted.
Once the plugins have been installed or updated the device will instruct to perform a reboot
prior to activation.
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4.2 Disable Print Accounting
When PaperCut is monitoring print queues, it has control of what print jobs are allowed to
print. If PaperCut allows a job to print, we do not want the device to deny the print job or
track printing twice (duplicate charging). This requires that print accounting is disabled in
the printer driver and on the device, as described below.
Set up a print queue for the MFP on the print server using vendor provided print drivers. The
driver has to be configured to allow unauthenticated printing. For Windows, right-click the
corresponding printer icon in the Printers section of Windows Control Panel and select
“Printer Properties”. Select the “Configuration” tab:
On this tab, select “Accounting”, then select “None” in the drop down and save.
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4.3 Optional Device Configuration
4.3.1 Enable swipe card support
To enable swipe card readers with the device:
1. From the web interface, select the Properties tab.
2. Select the Security group.
3. Select the Smart Card Settings sub-group.
4. Select the General list item.
5. Set Smart Card to Enabled .
6. Press the Apply button.
4.3.2 Change the administrator password
1. From the web interface, select the Properties tab.
2. Select the Security group.
3. Select System Administrator Settings .
4. Enter a new password in the Administrator’s Passcode and Retype
Administrator’s Passcode fields.
5. Press the Apply button.
4.4 Card Reader support
PaperCut supports using swipe cards for authentication at the copier. This is often more
convenient than entering a username and password, or ID and PIN to log in.
PaperCut on the Dell MFP supports the following USB card readers:
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RFIDeas PcProx Plus (RDR-7081AKU and related models)
RFIDeas Air ID (RDR-7581AKU and related models)
RFIDeas Playback (RDR-7585AKU and related models)
RFIDeas MS3-00m1aku Mag reader
Magtek Mini Keyboard emulating swipe reader (21040110 and related models)
OmniKey 5427
Elatec TWN3/TWN4 (Dell A06 firmware or later required)
Please ensure swipe card support is enabled as per the setup instructions in section 4.3.1
above.
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4.5 PaperCut Server Configuration
1. Log in to the PaperCut administration interface using a web browser (e.g.
http://papercut-server:9191/admin ).
2. Navigate to “Options -> Advanced” and ensure the option “Enable external
hardware integration” is enabled.
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Press “Apply”.
Navigate to the “Devices” tab.
Click “Create Device” in the left pane.
From the “Type” drop down, select “Dell MFP”.
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Enter a descriptive name for the device under “Device name”.
Enter the device’s network name or IP address under “Hostname / IP”.
Optionally enter location/department information.
Enter the device administrator username and password.
Under “Function”, tick “Track & control copying” and “Enable print release”.
(Enabling both copy and print release functionality allows for post-installation
testing).
12. Click “OK”.
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4.5.1 Verifying device creation
The device summary screen will now display with a section titled “Device status”. The
device will take up to two minutes to initialize and install plugins, and will automatically
reboot one or more times during the process. Various status messages will be displayed as
initialization progresses. Once complete, the device status will show “Started – Waiting for
user to login”:
Before proceeding with testing, ensure the device has started successfully and no warnings or
errors are shown on the device status.
Installation process requires the device to be not in use, please ensure the device status
shows up as “Ready” in the status tab of the device administrative interface. The device
may be in use due to the presence of a person in front of the sensor, use of the device
panel or during execution of jobs.
Please note that additional configuration settings need to be applied to the device after
the first reboot. The MFP screen may temporarily show an error message until the install
process resumes, completes, and reboots the device one more time. It’s therefore advised
to wait before using the device until the device status in PaperCut reflects that it has
started, with no further setup activities to do.
Once the device is successfully created in PaperCut, the device screen should change to
display the PaperCut login screen:
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This first screen reflects the currently allowed authentication methods for the device in
PaperCut, and will change depending on the authentication methods selected on the device
details page.
If the MFP is not showing PaperCut login screen and is instead showing an error message
suggesting that the screen cannot be displayed please verify that the “Login Type” setting is
set to “Customized Login”.
1. From the web interface, select the Properties tab.
2. Select the Security group.
3. Select Authentication Configuration
4. Set Login Type to “Customized Login”
5. Reboot as instructed
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4.6 Additional Network Security (optional)
The MFP communicates with the PaperCut server over the network (e.g. to authenticate
users or release print jobs). To provide an additional level of security, PaperCut may be
configured to only allow device connections from a restricted range of network addresses.
This ensures that only approved devices are connected to the PaperCut servers
By default PaperCut will allow device connections from any network address. To restrict to a
subset of IP addresses or subnets:
1. Logon to the PaperCut administration web interface at http://<papercutserver>:9191/admin
2. Go to the “OptionsAdvanced” tab and find the “Security” section.
3. In the “Allowed device IP addresses” field enter a comma-separated list of device IP
addresses or subnets (in the format <ip-address>/<subnet-mask>).
4. Press the “Apply” button.
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5 Post-install testing
After completing installation and basic configuration it is recommended to perform some
testing of the common usage scenarios. This is important for two reasons:
1. To ensure that the embedded application is working as expected.
2. To familiarize yourself with the features and functionality of PaperCut and the
embedded application.
This section outlines four test scenarios that are applicable for most organizations. Please
complete all the test scenarios relevant for your site.
5.1 Test Preparation
To complete these tests it is recommended you use two test users so each can be configured
differently. These users are:
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‘testusersimple’ – Used to perform basic copier monitoring and control and to
perform print release tests.
‘testuseradvanced’ – Used to perform copier monitoring and control with the
account selection enabled (i.e. to charge copying to accounts/departments/costcenters/etc.).
If you have existing users that can be used for these tests, then they can be used instead.
To setup these users in PaperCut:
1. Create the ‘testusersimple’ and ‘testuseradvanced’ users in your Active Directory or
LDAP directory.
2. Log into the PaperCut’s admin web interface
3. Go to the “Options->User/Group sync” page and press “Synchronize Now”.
4. Once the sync is complete, the users will be added to PaperCut.
The next step is to configure the users. To configure ‘testusersimple’:
1. In PaperCut, select the “Users” tab
2. Select the ‘testusersimple’ user.
3. Set the user’s balance to $50.00 and verify the account is set to “Restricted”.
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4. Verify that this user is set to “Automatically charge to personal account” in the
“Account selection” options.
5. Press the “OK” button to save.
To configure ‘testuseradvanced’:
1. In PaperCut, select the “Users” tab
2. Select the ‘testuseradvanced’ user.
3. Change the “Account Selection” option to “Standard account selection popup” and
enable all the account selection options.
4. Press the “OK” button to save.
5.2 Scenario 1: Standard copying
Standard copying involves monitoring/charging printing to a user’s personal account. This is
most commonly used for student printing or basic staff monitoring. Users can also be
configured for unrestricted printing, which is commonly used for staff/employee use.
At the photocopier:
1. The photocopier should display a screen to prompt the user to login. Follow the
prompts to login.
2. When prompted, enter username (‘testusersimple’) and password in the login fields.
3. At this point the copier will be enabled for usage.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions and perform some test copying, i.e. press the
“Copy” key on the device and perform a copy as normal.
5. Once completed copying press the “Logout” button on the device’s keypad.
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Back in the PaperCut application verify that the copier activity was recorded and the user’s
account deducted.
1. Log into PaperCut.
2. Select the device from the “Devices” tab.
3. Select the “Job Log” tab. This will list all recent copying activity on the copier. The
copying just performed as the test user should be listed. Verify the details of the
copy job that was just performed.
4. Click on the user’s name in the user column to view the user’s account details
5. Select the “Job Log” tab to display all print/copy activity for the user.
6. Select the “Transaction History” tab and verify that the cost of the photocopying was
deducted from the user’s account.
5.3 Scenario 2: Copying with account selection
Firstly a test account should be created:
1. Log into PaperCut, select the “Accounts” tab.
2. Select the “Create a new account…” action link on the left.
3. Enter an account name “Test Account 1”.
4. Enter PIN/Code “2233”.
5. Select the “Security” tab and allow all users to access that account by adding the
“[All Users]” group.
6. Press “OK”.
At the photocopier:
1. The photocopier should be displaying a screen to prompt the user to login. Follow
the prompts to login.
2. When prompted, enter the username, ‘testuseradvanced’, and the password in the
login fields.
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3. You will now be presented with the Account Selection page:
You may select your account from a list, by search or by an account code/PIN. From
the list, select the “Test Account 1” created earlier.
4. At this point the copier will be enabled for usage. Follow the onscreen instructions
and perform some test copying. I.e. press the “Copy” key on the device and perform
a copy as normal.
5. Once completed copying press “Logout” button.
Note: The account selection workflow can vary according to the user options selected. For
example a user configured to see the Advanced Account Selection popup may see an
additional dialog asking for comment and invoice information. At the device level, you may
also configure whether you wish to see the Account Summary screen or not.
Back in the PaperCut application verify that the copier activity was recorded and the user’s
account deducted.
1. Log into PaperCut
2. Select the device from the “Devices” tab
3. Select the “Job Log” tab. This will list all recent copying activity on the copier. The
copying just performed as the test user should be listed.
4. Verify the details of the job (i.e. that the job was charged to the selected account).
5. In the log details, click on the “Charged To” account name to view the account’s
details.
6. Selecting the “Job Log” tab will display all print/copy activity for the account, and
will show the test photocopying that was performed.
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5.4 Scenario 3: Print release
The embedded application may also be used for print release. For a full description of
PaperCut hold/release queues and release stations, please read the PaperCut manual.
Skip this scenario if hold/release queues will not be used at your site.
To perform print release testing, a hold/release queue must be enabled:
1. In PaperCut, select the “Printers” tab.
2. Select the print queue (i.e. not the ‘device’) for the Dell MFP that will be used for
testing.
3. Enable the “Hold/release queue” option.
4. Press OK/Apply to save the changes. All printing to this queue will now be held until
released by a user.
The photocopier device must also be enabled as a “Print Release Station”:
1. In PaperCut, select the “Devices” tab.
2. Select the Dell MFP.
3. Under “Device Function” tick “Enable release station”.
4. Select the print queue that was enabled for hold/release above. The Dell MFP will
allow jobs on the selected queues to be released.
5. Press “OK” to save.
6. Login to a computer workstation as ‘testusersimple’.
7. Print a few jobs to the print queue that was configured above. The jobs will be held
in the hold/release queue.
8. Confirm that the jobs are held, by checking that the jobs are listed in the “Printers ->
Jobs Pending Release” page of the PaperCut administration interface.
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9. Confirm that the username is ‘testusersimple’.
At the device:
1. Log into the device as “testusersimple” as described above.
2. Upon successful login you will be presented with the Held Print Jobs page:
3. Select “Print All” to release all jobs. The jobs will begin to print to the destination
printer. (The “Print All” button will not appear if there are no jobs to print)
4. Once completed press the “Logout” button on the device keypad.
5.5 Scenario 4: Scanning and faxing
The Dell MFP can also scan documents and send them by email. If a phone line is attached,
they can send faxes. You can enable tracking scanning and faxing. Users can be prevented
from scanning or faxing when they are out of credit.
To enable tracking of scans and faxes:
1. In PaperCut, select the “Devices” tab.
2. Select the MFP device.
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3. Under “Device function” tick “Track & control scanning” and tick “Track & control
faxes”.
4. Select the charging type “advanced” in both cases and set some numbers for page
costs and thresholds. The cost after the threshold should be lower than the standard
cost as it represents a volume discount. As an example, the screen shot below shows
that the first page of a fax is charged at $0.20 and any subsequent page at $0.10.
At the photocopier, log in and scan a few documents and send a few faxes. At the end, make
sure to press the “Logout” button on the device’s keypad.
In the PaperCut administration interface verify that the scan and fax activities were recorded
and the user’s account was deducted. This can be done as follows:
1. Log in to the PaperCut administration interface.
2. Select the device from the “Devices” tab.
3. Select the “Job Log” tab. This will list all recent activity on the copier, including
copying, scanning and faxing. The jobs just performed as the test user should be
listed. Verify the details of the jobs that were just performed.
4. Click on the user’s name in the user column to view the user’s account details.
5. Select the “Job log” tab to display all activity for the user.
6. Select the “Transaction History” tab and verify that the cost of the scans and faxes
was deducted from the user’s account.
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6 Configuration
After completing the Installation section and registering the device with PaperCut, it will have been
configured with reasonable default settings that are suitable for most environments. This section
covers how to change those default settings. All the following settings are available via the device’s
‘Summary’ tab in the PaperCut administration interface.
6.1 Device Function
The device function setting defines which functions will be available on the device and how it will be
used. Not all function settings are supported on all devices.
Each device function is discussed in the following table.
Device Function
Description
Track & control copying
The device will track walk-up off-the-glass copying.
Track & control scanning
The device will track scanning such as scan-to-email or scan-to-file.
Track & control faxing
The device will track the sending of faxes.
Enable release station
The device will act as a print release station.
6.2 Authentication Methods
PaperCut supports a number of different ways to authenticate users who walk-up to the devices to
perform copying. The default authentication method is username and password authentication.
The available authentication methods can be modified in the ‘External Device Settings ->
Authentication methods’ section.
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Authentication methods available for a device
Not all authentication methods are supported on all devices. A grayed-out option indicates that the
option is not supported on this device.
Each authentication method is discussed in the following table.
Authentication
Method
Description
Username and password
The user may use their domain/network username and password to log
into the device.
Identity number
The user may log in with their identity number. Identity numbers are
convenient when usernames are long or cumbersome to enter. For
example, rather than entering a username like ‘john.smith.001’, it may
be more convenient to enter an employee ID of ‘1234’. See the
PaperCut user manual for information about user identity numbers,
including importing identity numbers from an external source.
Identity number ->
Require PIN
When a user logs in with their identity number, they must also provide
their associated PIN. This provides additional security for identity
number logins.
Anonymous (No login
required)
Specifies that this device should always automatically log in as the
specified user. This option overrides all other authentication methods
Description of authentication methods
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7 Advanced Configuration
7.1 Config Editor
The common configuration options for a device in PaperCut are available on the device’s “Summary”
tab, and are discussed in more detail in the Configuration section. This section covers the more
advanced or less common configuration options which are available via the “Advanced Config” tab in
the device details screen.
Config name
Description
ext-device.card-noconverter
See Configuring Swipe Card Readers.
ext-device.card-noregex
See Configuring Swipe Card Readers.
ext-device.card-selfassociation.usesecondary-cardnumber
Select whether user self-association should occupy the primary or
secondary card number. This overrides the global setting unless the
keyword "GLOBAL" is specified. This is useful when there is a mix of
different non-configurable card readers that read different numbers
from an ID card.
Set to "Y" to use the secondary card number, "N" to use the primary
card number. Default: "GLOBAL" to defer to the global configuration
setting.
ext-device.selfassociation-allowedcard-regex
Specify a regular expression that limits which card numbers are
accepted for associating swipe cards with user accounts. See
Authentication Methods for details. Defaults to “.*” (dot-star) which
includes all card numbers.
extdevice.dell.release.sh
ow-cost
Specify whether to show the job cost for each print job in the job
release screen.
Values: Y, N. Default: Y
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Specify whether to include Print Release in the login workflow when
the device is configured as a release station.
Values: Y, N. Default: Y
extdevice.dell.release.list
-format
Allows configuring the format of the job listing on the print release
screen. This is a customisable format string that can be built up using a
combination of well-known tokens such as:
%document% - job title
%user% - job user
%pages% - job pages
%time% - job time
%cost% - job cost
%client% - job client
Default: %document%
extdevice.dell.accounts.i
nitial-tab
Set the account selection screen to start on the “from List”, “Search”
or “by Code” tab.
If you have many shared accounts you may wish to set this to the
“Search” tab. An example of this is legal firms who use shared
accounts for matter codes.
Values: DEFAULT (“from List”), SEARCH, CODE. Default: DEFAULT
ext-device.dell.limitreference.paper-size
ext-device.dell.limitreference.duplex
PaperCut will deny device access to restricted users who do not have
enough balance to copy. To determine if a user has enough balance to
copy, a reference copy is required. By default PaperCut checks if the
user has enough balance to copy a single sided Letter (North America)
or A4 (worldwide) page. In some situations it may be desirable to
change the reference copy, such as when the device allows smaller
page sizes like A5.
Default for ext-device.dell.limit-reference.paper-size
in North America: Letter
Default for ext-device.dell.limit-reference.paper-size
worldwide: A4
Default for ext-device.dell.limit-reference.duplex: N (No)
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Allows to specify and control the number of administrative login
attempts performed by the server while installing and configuring the
device. Occasionally, the MFP may be busy and not allow any logins,
this setting controls the retry behaviour before the operation is
considered as failed and given up.
Default: 10
ext-device.dell.forcedevice-login-triessleep-secs
Controls the wait period in seconds between any administrative login
retry attempts, used in conjunction with ‘force-device-login-tries’
setting.
Default: 5 seconds
ext-device.dell.forceinstall-reboot
Specify whether to force the device to be rebooted at the end of the
install sequence, even when no changes are deemed as requiring a
reboot.
Values: Y, N. Default: N
ext-device.dell.forceinstall-services
Specify whether to force the registration of all custom services on the
device each time the device is started from PaperCut.
This will perform the install regardless of the detected service versions
on the device.
Values: Y, N. Default: N
ext-device.dell.forceuninstall-plugins
Specify whether embedded plugins should be deleted from the device
if the device is removed from PaperCut. If the plugins are not deleted
they will be left on the device in a stopped state.
Values: Y, N. Default: Y
ext-device.dell.setauthentication-modeenabled
Specify whether to automatically configure the login type used by the
device (under Security > Authentication Configuration > Login Type).
When PaperCut manages the device, the configuration will be set to
“Customized Login”.
Values: Y, N. Default: Y
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Specify whether to force the configuration of the login type used by
the device (under Security > Authentication Configuration > Login
Type). When PaperCut manages the device, the configuration will be
set to “Customized Login”.
Values: Y, N. Default: N
extdevice.dell.integration
.enabled
Specify whether integration with the device is enabled. When enabled,
PaperCut embedded plugins and services are installed to the target
device, and managed by PaperCut. This option allows the device to be
temporarily decoupled from PaperCut without deleting it.
Values: Y, N. Default: Y
ext-device.dell.locale
Enter the locale (language setting) for display on the device in the
form xx or xx_XX (if different from the server).
Examples: “fr” or “pt_PT”.
extdevice.dell.email.pers
onalized-sender
Controls whether all logins on the device have their e-mail address
pre-populated from the PaperCut user details.
This will determine the “from” address inside e-mail related functions.
If set to N, the e-mail address will not be pre-populated automatically,
enabling it to be set by individual users each time. Otherwise the
address value is fixed.
Values: Y, N. Default: Y
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Specify an initial destination screen after unlocking the device.
By default the “Services Home” screen is displayed.
Values:
extdevice.dell.ui.headertext-color
allservice
Services Home screen (Default)
copy
Copy screen
copy_easy
Simple Copy screen
box
Extended Folder screen
scan_mbox
Scan To Folder screen
scan_email
Scan To Email screen
scan_pc
Scan To PC screen
scan_url
Store & Send Link screen
scan_media
Store to USB screen
fax
Fax screen
fax_easy
Simple FAX screen
ifax
Internet FAX screen
sfax
Server FAX screen
jobmem
Stored Programming screen
jobflow
Job Flow Sheets screen
web1-10
Web Application 1-10
cstm1-9
Custom Service 1-9
Customizes header color, see section 7.4
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extdevice.dell.ui.headercolor
Customizes header text color, see section 7.5
extdevice.dell.ui.connecti
on-check-timeoutmillis
Set the time in milliseconds, a connection check should wait for a
response from the PaperCut server.
extdevice.dell.plugin.logapp-server-frequency
Defines how often an embedded plugin log events are sent to the
server (and saved).
Default: 5000
If set to a positive number the log events are pushed to the server (the
value defines how frequently – by buffering as many events as defined
by this value before sending over).
If set to zero the remote logging is disabled.
If set to 1 then every log event is immediately sent to the server as it
occurs (imposing a performance penalty)
Default: 0. Example: 10.
extdevice.dell.plugin.logsyslog-server
Defines whether embedded plugin remote logging to syslog server is
activated. If set to a valid hostname or an IP address and there is a
syslog service running (UDP port 514) then all logging events will be
sent there.
extdevice.dell.plugin.logfile-max-number
Defines maximum number of embedded plugin log files to keep.
This affects both the log files saved locally on the device and those
sent remotely to the server if “ext-device.dell.plugin.log-app-serverfrequency” is set.
Default: 10
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extDefines the duration of time in milliseconds that any card swipe data is
device.dell.plugin.card
retained for. Increase on slower performing device/card reader
-hold-time-millis
combinations to ensure card swipes are always detected. Do not
adjust unless experiencing issues. Restart the device after changing
this setting.
Default: Configured automatically by the Application Server depending
on the platform version.
extDefines the duration of time in milliseconds that determines how
device.dell.plugin.card often the card reader is polled for card data. Do not adjust unless
-poll-time-millis
experiencing issues. Restart the device after changing this setting.
Default: Configured automatically by the Application Server depending
on the platform version.
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7.2 Setting an explicit PaperCut Server Network Address
The copier connects to the PaperCut server to validate user credentials, display print jobs for
release, etc. The device makes inbound network connections to the PaperCut server using a
network address of the PaperCut server. By default PaperCut will use the server’s IP address (if the
server has multiple IPs (i.e. multi-homed) then PaperCut will select one of them), but on some
networks this address may not be publicly accessible from other parts of the network.
If the PaperCut server has a “public” IP address or DNS name then this can be used instead, which
allows the copiers to use the “public” network address instead of the IP address that PaperCut
detects. To do this:
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Login to PaperCut
Go to the "Options" tab.
Select "Config Editor (advanced)", from the action links on the left.
Find the "system.network-address" setting.
Enter the public network address for the PaperCut server.
Press the "Update" button next to the setting and confirm the setting is updated.
When connecting devices to a PaperCut site server, you can configure the sites’ “Network address
used by devices”:
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Login to PaperCut
Go to the “Sites” tab.
Select the site to edit.
Change the “Network address used by devices”.
Save the site details.
To have either of these changes take effect immediately, restart the PaperCut Application Server
service (i.e. on Windows use: Control Panel->Admin Tools->Services).
7.3 Configuring Swipe Card Readers
Swipe cards contain numbers used to identify users according to the card number configured in the
User Details screen under “Card/Identity” number. Some readers report information in addition to
the number encoded on the card, such as checksums. PaperCut can treat these cases in three ways:
Card Number Needs No Conversion
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A typical case is the checksum being reported after the card number, separated by an equals
sign, such as 5235092385=8. PaperCut can handle this case by default; it will extract the
number before the equal sign as the card number: 5235092385.
Regular Expression Filters
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For some cases, a “regular expression” may be required that will filter the card number from
the complete string of characters reported by the card reader. Documentation on regular
expressions can be found on the Internet, e.g. at www.regular-expressions.info.
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The regular expression must be fashioned so the card number is returned as the first
match group.
Usually one regular expression will be used for all the devices managed by PaperCut.
This must be entered in “Config editor (advanced)” which is located on the
“Options” tab under “Actions”. The key is called “ext-device.card-no-regex”.
Additionally, the global setting can be overridden on a per-device basis: The key
“ext-device.card-no-regex” can also be found on the “Advanced Config” tab in the
device details screen. This setting will override the global setting unless the keyword
“GLOBAL” is specified.
PaperCut developers will gladly assist in producing a regular expression when
supplied with a few sample outputs from your card reader. Please contact PaperCut
support.
If you would like to write your own regular expressions, here are some examples:
 Use the first 10 characters (any character): (.{10})
 Use the first 19 digits: (\d{19})
 Extract the digits from between the two “=” characters in
“123453=292929=1221”: \d*=(\d*)=\d*
Card Number Format Converters
In addition to extracting parts of the card numbers using regular expressions, converting numbers
from one format to another is a common requirement. For example a card reader may report in
hexadecimal format, while the number stored in the source (e.g. Active Directory) is in a decimal
format. PaperCut includes a number of inbuilt converters to assist here.
Note: Many card readers are configurable - the number format can be changed at the hardware
level via utility or configuration tools. PaperCut’s software-level converters are there to support
card readers that don’t offer this level of configuration, or where a global software-level
conversion is a better choice. For example it may be quicker to do the conversion in PaperCut
rather than manually reprogram 100+ readers!
Like regex’s, the convertors may be defined on either a global (all devices) or a per-device basis.
To set globally:
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Options -> Actions -> Config Editor
Search for “ext-device.card-no-converter”
Enter the name of the required converter (see table below) and click Update
To set at the device level:
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Devices -> [select device] -> Advanced Config Editor
Search for “ext-device.card-no-converter”
Enter the name of the required converter (see table below) and click Update
Standard Converters
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Convertor
Description
hex2dec
Convert a hexadecimal (base 16) encoded card number to decimal
format. Hexadecimal numbers usually contain 0-9 and A-F. This will
convert “946EBD28” to “2490285352”.
dec2hex
Convert a decimal encoded card number to hexadecimal format. This
will convert “2490285352” to “946EBD28”.
ascii-enc
Unpack an ASCII encoded card number string. E.g. given the number
“3934364542443238”, the ASCII code “39” is converted to 9, “34” > 4, “45” -> E, with the entire number resulting in “946EBD28”.
javascript:<path> Advanced: Define a custom conversion function in JavaScript (see
below)
It is possible to chain or pipeline converters by delimiting with a pipe (|). For example, asciienc|hex2dec will first unpack the encoded ASCII number then convert it to a decimal.
Tip: Not sure which converter to use? Often trial and error is a good approach. After presenting a
card, the number will appear in an application logger message with conversions applied (assuming
the card is unknown to the system). Try different converters and inspect the resulting numbers in
the application log.
Using custom JavaScript
If the inbuilt converter functions are unable to meet requirements, it is possible to define your own
function using JavaScript. This is an advanced exercise and it is expected that any implementer be
familiar with programming and JavaScript. To implement your own converter:
1. Create a file text file [app-path]/server/custom/card.js
2. Define a single JavaScript function in this file called “convert” It should accept and return a
single string. Here is a trivial example:
function convert(cardNumber) {
return cardNumber.substring(3,10).toLowerCase();
}
3. Enter a converter in the form: javascript:custom/card.js
Tip: Check the file [install-path]/server/log/server.log when testing. Any scripting
errors will be displayed as warning messages in the log.
Tip: A Javascript script may also be included in the pipeline. For example
ascii-enc|hex2dec|javascript:custom/card.js
Other advanced notes
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If both a regular expression and a converter are defined, the regular expression is applied
first. This means a regular expression can be used to clean up the input (e.g. remove
checksum or delimiters) before passing to a converter.
In some special situations, a custom JavaScript implementation may not be enough. For
example, there may be a requirement to use a 3rd party system to decrypt the
number. PaperCut includes an advanced plugin architecture that the PaperCut Software
development team uses to implement these advanced converters. Please contact support
to discuss development options and costs.
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7.4 Customizing the Header Logo
The embedded application displays a logo in the top left corner of the device screen. This logo can
be replaced with your organization’s own logo image.
The image must be saved as a PNG file with the filename “logo.png” and be 42 pixels high.
Save the image on the PaperCut application server at the location:
[PaperCut Install Location]\server\custom\web\device\dell\
You will need to create these folders if not present.
The embedded application will fetch the logo image from this location if present. After copying your
logo into position, verify it correctly appears in the embedded application.
7.5 Customizing the Header Colors
The header colors are defined in the “Advanced Config” tab in the device details screen, see Config
Editor. The options to change are:
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ext-device.dell.header.color – the background color (type DEFAULT for the default setting of
dark green)
ext-device.dell.header.textcolor – the text color (type DEFAULT for the default setting of
white)
The colors are specified using the hexadecimal web/HTML notation (#RRGGBB) where “RR” is the
red component, “GG” is the green component and “BB” is the blue component.
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8 Uninstalling
To remove the PaperCut embedded application from the device, simply delete the device from the
Application Server.
The PaperCut plugins will be automatically removed and the device restored to a pristine state. The
device may reboot one or more times during the process.
Note: Deletion of the components from the device requires an administrative login in to the device.
The login is attempted multiple times during this process but it’s possible that all logins are denied
and the uninstallation of the plugins and services from the device is aborted.
Please ensure that the device doesn’t report itself as in use in the “Status” tab of its administrative
interface before proceeding.
It is possible to remove all components from the device without deleting it from PaperCut by use of
an advanced configuration key ‘ext-device.dell.integration.enabled’.
Refer to section 7.1.
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9 Known Limitations
9.1 Zero-Stop
The zero stop capability prevents users from overrunning their available credit when using a device.
Limited zero stop capabilities are available in the form of Job Limiting.
Job Limiting is based on specifying the maximum allowed page counts for each device function
accessible to the user. PaperCut calculates a user’s job limits at the time of login, factoring in the
user's current balance and costs assigned to each MFP function.
This calculation is based on configurable assumptions regarding paper size and simplex or duplex job
types; irrespective of the actual attributes of a job. It is therefore possible for a restricted user to go
in to a negative balance if they perform scan, fax or copy jobs that are more expensive than the
assumed costs (e.g. the paper size is larger).
These assumptions (or limit reference options) can be adjusted via the following configuration keys
(see section 7.1 for more information):
ext-device.dell.limit-reference.paper-size
ext-device.dell.limit-reference.duplex
The restricted user may also go into negative balance by performing different job types. E.g. a mix of
color/BW copies, scans, etc.
9.2 Card reader and USB ports
When one of the supported USB card readers is used on the device, and the card setting in the web
administration tool is enabled (Security > Smart Card Settings > General), then the card reader
cannot be unplugged without disabling the above setting first.
If the card reader is unplugged, the device will treat it as an error, and register a fault. In general, if
the device is equipped with back USB ports, it’s recommended to plug in any card readers to these
ports and leave the front port for USB media.
9.3 Use of card reader after returning the device from sleep mode.
When the device resumes from sleep mode and the power was cut to the USB ports the card reader
may be inoperable for a few seconds as the device fully wakes.
The login screen may show up before the card reader has fully become ready. Swiping during this
time may not work. It is possible to tell when this occurs if the card reader beep function is
configured on the device and the reader did not beep.
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10 FAQ & Troubleshooting
What is the IP address of my PaperCut Server?
Use operating system command-line tools such as ipconfig or ifconfig to determine this.
The device setup in the PaperCut server doesn’t complete. The error message shown is “device is
currently in use, unable to initiate exclusive lock on the device”
The device setup process requires an administrative login to connect and lock the device
temporarily, in order to complete its configuration. The error indicates that the setup process was
unable exclusively to lock the device at this time.
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The device may be already in use by someone at the device or busy processing another job.
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The built-in movement sensor may have detected a person in front of the device.
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If this has occurred during device setup, you can restart and resume the setup once the
device is ready again, by hitting ‘Apply’ on the ‘Device Details’ page in PaperCut.
The embedded application shows “Connecting to server…”
This indicates that the embedded application is unable to connect to the PaperCut server over the
network. The embedded application will continually try to connect to the server, so if there is a
temporary network outage it will start working once the connection is available again.
Common causes of this problem are:
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The PaperCut application server is not running.
There are firewalls or network routing configuration that is stopping the network connection
from being established. Check firewalls on the PaperCut server or with your network
administrator.
There is a network outage that is stopping the connection being established. Try accessing
the web interface of the Dell MFP to check that a network connection can be established.
The PaperCut server name or IP was not set correctly.
The embedded application shows “Incomplete configuration: the card reader is not enabled on
this device”
This indicates a discrepancy between the PaperCut carder reader configuration and that on the
device. The card reader might be enabled as an authentication option in PaperCut, but not enabled
under Security > Smart Card Settings > General > Smart Card.
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The embedded application shows “Incomplete configuration: unable to communicate with the
device”
This indicates that the device is not allowing the embedded application to talk to it. This is caused if
the login type option is not set to “Customized Login” under Security > Authentication Configuration
> Login Type.
The install process performed by PaperCut automatically tries to configure this setting, this message
may display intermittently while the setup process is still running, always confirm using the “Device
Status” window on the Device Details page that the setup and configuration has completed before
using the device.
Print jobs released on the MFP do not print, the device beeps and aborts the jobs.
The MFP job log may list the job status as “Aborted(016-757)”. Please ensure that the printing option is set as
“Unlocked” under Properties > Security > Authentication Configuration > Next > Service Access.
Confirm that the printer driver has the accounting option switched off. See section 4.2
Jobs performed on the MFP are not tracked in PaperCut?
Have you enabled device job logging?
Confirm that the appropriate job type is being tracked within PaperCut on the device details page.
Why would a card reader not work?
Not all card readers are supported. See Configuring Swipe Card Readers and Card Reader support.
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Card readers need to be a USB HID type device (keyboard emulating) and configured to emit
a terminating keystroke (newline). Ensure the card reader being used sends a newline by
connecting it to a PC and performing some swipes with notepad started.
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Magnetic swipe readers that read multiple tracks of data from magnetic cards may result in
slow or unreliable reads due to a large number of keystrokes being output by the card read,
they can usually be reconfigured to output just the track of interest (e.g Track 2).
I have thousands of accounts representing my clients. Will the system handle this?
Yes. We have designed the system to handle thousands of Shared Accounts. Users with many
accounts will also be presented with some “power options” to help them find accounts including
keywords based search.
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Copier functions are enabled when the user is out of credit.
A user with no access or credit normally has certain device functions disabled. For example,
a user without credit may have copying and faxing disabled, while still being allowed to scan.
Access to some MFP functions may be allowed even if the user has no credit and the function
has a cost assigned in PaperCut.
This can happen if the access to any given MFP function is set to “unlocked” inside MFP
configuration interface, thus overriding access control provided by PaperCut.
This can be set by logging-in to web administrative interface and visiting Security >
Authentication Configuration > Service Access and ensuring that every desired function that
should have strict controls managed by PaperCut is set to “Locked”.
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How is user’s email address populated on the device?
If the user’s record in PaperCut has an email address associated with it, when a user is scanning to
email, the “from” address will be pre-populated with this value. This address is set automatically
when the user logs on.
Using current user’s email as the “to” address can also be easily done by using the “Add me” button
available in the native application interfaces.
If the addresses are not being pre-populated for a user, first check the user details in PaperCut to
ensure an email address is set.
I’m receiving the error: Started (with errors)… System is Locked.
This error may present in the Device’s Status if you have not enabled the Embedded Plugins. See
step: 4.1.3 Enable Plug-in Settings
How do I access embedded logs?
On C7765dn, the embedded plugin logs can be downloaded from the device’s web administration
tool:
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4.
Login to the device admin tool by navigating the browser to the IP/hostname of the device.
Select Security > Plug-in Settings > List of Embedded Plug-ins.
Click the “Set” button.
The logs can be downloaded by accessing the authentication plugin UI
On C5765dn the facility to download the logs is not available and only remote logging is possible
from the embedded plugins.
Remote logging can incrementally send log events from the device to either the Application Server
or an third party syslog server.
Logging to the application server can be enabled via ext-device.dell.plugin.log-app-server-frequency
advanced configuration key.
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By setting the value to a positive number, the logs will be automatically saved under [PaperCut
Install Location]\server\tmp\device-<id>-<name> folder (where <id> and <name> are
internal device identifier and device name respectively).
See config editor 7.1.
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