3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2017 11:29 AM by Steven English

    Granting Access to Color or Black and White

    Greg Sykes Tracker

      Good morning friends,

       

      Got a question. If we have a department where they will all be sharing the same Xerox machine, but one a handful in the department will have access to print in color while the others can only print in black and white, is there a way to do this without having to setup separate Pharos packages on user computers?

       

      Thanks,

      Greg

        • Re: Granting Access to Color or Black and White
          Scott Olswold Guide

          Greg,

          Inside of Pharos Uniprint, no. The only way to engage this would be to create a package using a model driver that only provided monochrome output. You could manage it at the device side using Access Control Lists (ACLs), but it would require that the user name for the job equal what's in the ACL, and the Uniprint charging would be off.

          -Scott

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            • Re: Granting Access to Color or Black and White
              Greg Sykes Tracker

              Thank you Scott! I kind of figured as such, but just wanted to make sure there wasn't a better (quicker) option than creating a separate package.

               

              Cheers,

              Greg

              • Re: Granting Access to Color or Black and White
                Steven English Guide

                Scott Olswold,

                 

                Has the "Color Printing Allowed" feature under user groups been deprecated or broken?  It would not necessarily be helpful is users have access to multiple cost centers where they are permitted to print color to one but denied color permissions for another, but so long as any given user is always permitted to print color or never permitted to print color, I would think that the user groups could be utilized to accomplish this.  Of course, managing those user groups might be messy, but if they are added to user groups in AD, those who are to be denied color access could easily be batch imported into a "Mono Only" Pharos user group.

                 

                Regards,

                Steven