Importing Printer Assignments from CSV File

(Last update of this topic: 09-29-2014)

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Importing Printer Assignments from CSV File

(Last update of this topic: 09-29-2014)

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Apart from the procedure described in chapter Printer Assignment, the steadyPRINT Center  also offers the function of importing printer assignments via a CSV file. Specify the file to be imported via Printing Environment > Management > Local Printers and Shares > Import Local Printer Assignments.


Formatting the CSV file

The AD object as well as its domain and the structural object class have to be defined in the first three columns. Subsequently, the default printer and the printer assignments have to be specified. It is important to ensure that there is a sufficient number of columns for the printer assignments.





Description of the columns:

1.Principal: Name of AD object (user login, computer or group name)
2.Domain: Name of the domain
3.StructuralObjectClass: Object class of principal (computer, group or user)
4.DefaultPrinter: Specifies the printer which is defined as default printer (0 = No default printer defined, 1 = Printer1, 2 = Printer2 etc.)
5.Mapping[n]: Specified the printer assigned to principal


Example of CSV file with complete UNC path


PC001;;computer;2;\\pluto2\Kyocera FS-600;\\pluto2\Kyocera FS-800

winkler;;user;0;\\pluto2\Lexmark T642

Training;;group;1;\\pluto2\Kyocera FS-900




Domain and/or StructuralObjectClass in CSV File is not Specified


If the domain or StructuralObjectClass of the AD object to be imported is not specified, the first object found in the domain trust will be used.


Note: The combination of an empty domain and a defined StructuralObjectClass leads to a non-solvable AD object!