Using InfoPrint Select for Windows with serverless printing

You can use InfoPrint Select to send a job that needs no additional processing to a printer without passing through the InfoPrint Manager server. This function is known as serverless printing or direct IP printing. It allows users to print when there is no need to route the jobs through the InfoPrint Manager server or when the print server is temporarily unavailable. The function provides efficiency by reducing network traffic via direct print connectivity.

One of the advantages of this function is that accurate accounting is still provided. InfoPrint Select sends the job directly to the printer. After successfully printing the job, InfoPrint Select sends the information to the InfoPrint Manager server so that accounting data can be updated. If the InfoPrint Manager server is temporarily unavailable, then InfoPrint Select stores the accounting information and delivers it when the server becomes available.

This InfoPrint Select function is activated via the registry key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RICOH\InfoPrint Select\Configuration by a local InfoPrint Manager administrator.

  1. To enable sending jobs directly to the printer, use the UseServerlessPrint registry key of the REG_DWORD type, value 1.
  2. To enable sending jobs directly to the printer only when the InfoPrint Manager server is unavailable, set the UseServerlessPrint registry to 0, and use the UseDirectPrint registry key of the REG_DWORD type, value 1.
  • If both UseDirectPrint and UseServerlessPrint registry keys are set to 1, then UseDirectPrint is ignored.
For more information about setting the registry keys using the Update Server application, see Installing and Configuring the Update Server on a Windows system and Configuring the automatic download of registry updates.

  • To print directly to the printer, InfoPrint Select must retrieve the IP address of the printer from the properties of the InfoPrint Manager actual destination defined as the target printer. Click the Open Printer Selection application icon and select the InfoPrint Manager printer from the Target Printer Selection table.
  • Logical destinations are not supported as target printers for serverless printing with InfoPrint Select for Windows.
  • Serverless printing with InfoPrint Select for Windows does not support pull printing jobs.
  • Printer devices must support the PJL language.