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ThinPrint updates MPS software

July 22, 2016

The provider’s Management Services tool can “automate the management of large Windows print environments”.thinprint

In a press release, the company stated that the “new powerful and nimble software” features a “quick and easy set-up and management of thousands of printers”, with the tool based on Windows PowerShell and automatically integrating “thousands of printers and drivers, including generating all settings”.

This in turn allows for the “set-up and migration of print servers”, and helps ensure “print servers and workstations are kept up-to-date”. ThinPrint added that “the larger the print environment, the greater the challenge it poses for IT departments”, because dozens to thousands of printers “must be painstakingly created manually” in an environment, and printer servers are “continuously being kept up-to-date”.

The new product allows for “accomplishing this time-consuming procedure” from set-up to management “in a fully automatic and script controlled manner”, and even companies that “don’t know the print infrastructure of their branch offices or customers can automatically build a high-performance print environment”, with any Windows-based print environment able to use the technology, “with or without print servers”.

The printers and drivers and their settings can be created “within just a few minutes”, and these automated processes “not only result in significant time savings, but also circumvent manual entry errors and the resulting problems when printing”. Many simultaneous scripts “can be run” on different servers, and can “lead to “unprecedented speeds when setting up or migrating print servers and creating printers”.

Multiple administrators can also “work simultaneously on various tasks and therefore optimise their work processes”, while pre-existing ThinPrint Engine Premium customers can use the new tool “at no additional costs”. Its integration with Windows Powershell means it “fit[s] perfectly” into the technology’s framework, and an online help tool is available for those who are “still not fully familiar with Powershell”.

Thorsten Hesse, Chief Procurement Officer at ThinPrint, commented: “Whether for server migration, disaster recovery or when updating and changing settings, the script-based ThinPrint Management Services cover all previously time-consuming tasks. Administrators no longer need to know which printers are in their branch offices.

“This is a great message for our numerous service provider customers, but also for many other IT departments, where a clear picture of the print infrastructure in use is not always available.”

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