As we continue the work transitioning all network services to the new campus network, OIT is implementing a new method to administer and install network printers. We have tested a product called PrinterLogic that allows printers to be installed via direct IP and removes the need for print servers. There is a small client that will be installed on all OIT supported workstations (via group policy) that will ultimately enable the end user to find and install their own network printer, bypassing the need for a technician visit. You may notice a new icon in your system tray (a small printer with a + sign) when OIT rolls out the product in preparation for implementation.
The client rollout will not impact your current printing. When OIT is ready to move printers to the new network we will use this client to reconnect network printers. OIT will communicate and be on site for each OIT-supported area when we perform this final step.
Also, OIT would like to extend this application to all campus departments. Interested Technical support staff can submit a request to ITSD@ua.edu.