I was mystified about it too, but someone pointed out to me just a couple items and now it's easy. Here's how:
1. In Pharos Administrator, Users, Groups, create/insert a Group and place the users in this new group.
2. In Pharos Administrator, System, Access Times, create/insert a new Access Time. With the newly created Access Time selected, you will see a week long calendar chart displayed. use your mouse to select and drag on the calendar chart to select the times for which that Access Time will allow printing.
3. In Pharos Administrator, Output Management, Devices, select the desired Device (printer), and in the details about the device select the Access Time settings and for each Group displayed, set which Access Time you want for each Group.
4. Click Change Control to make the settings active.
TIP: If you want to allow only certain users access to the device and no one else, you'll want to have an Access Time that doesn't allow any times plus an Access Time that allows only the desired times. That way you can set the "public" group to an Access Time that doesn't allow any times, and then set the desired Group to the Access Time you want for just those specified users.
Be cautious that you don't accidentally block users from printing at times when they should be allowed. Rather easy to do accidentally.
- Paul L.
Thank you, this will do exactly what I need it to do! I have never worked with access times before and didn't realize that you could set times based on groups.
Just for anyone else that stumbles across this, it looks like you cannot actually have an access time with no hours - it will not let you apply it to a device. You have to have at least a 15 minute window of access set up...