Description: Reviewing Steps to Install New RPM Printer see latest instructions from brooksnet below.
**You will need the RPM Server IP and the RPM Job Queue Name

Solution: Walkthrough

Creating a Windows LPR Printer

  1. Open the Windows Devices & Printers utility.  Click the Add a Printer link. Windows may search for and display a list of printers from which to choose.  Click The printer that I want isn't listed. (If you have to select a scanner, click windows updates to fetch the most recent HP drivers and select any HP LaserJet PCL6)
  2. You may then be prompted to find a printer by other options.  Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click Next.
    Add printer
  3. Select Create a new port and Standard TCP/IP Port from the types of ports listed.  Click Next.
    Create a new port
  4. Enter the hostname or IP address of the RPM host in the Hostname or IP Address field. You may either accept the default port name or enter another name.  You might also deselect Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use and click Next.
    Printer IP address
  5. Windows attempts to detect the TCP/IP port, but will eventually time out and request additional port information.  Choose Custom and click Settings.Customize the printer port
  6. Select the LPR protocol, enter the RPM queue name in the Queue Name field. LPR byte counting enabled should be selected. Note: do not select SNMP Status Enabled. Click OK when finished. Click Next. (The Queue name needs to match the job on their RPM Server. Usually there is a job that will branch into 2 jobs, one that prints and one that puts it in a docstar import folder. Make sure you put it in the correct job).
  7. Follow the remainder of the Add Printer wizard selecting the correct printer driver and other optional desired settings.
    TCP/IP port monitor setup

Please note: as of RPM version 6.2 you no longer need to select "LPR Byte Counting Enabled." However, it doesn't hurt anything to keep this selected.

Alternative: print raw to RPM

You probably noticed that the dialog has a "Raw" option as well as LPR. You can use that with RPM as well.

It is easy to set up RPM to listen for raw print jobs on port 9100 or any other port. However, you will need to do a little bit of setup as RPM does not have port 9100 enabled by default (in case you have other software listening on that port).

Please see the Direct socket setup page for instructions.

Reference Ticket: #30164