System management of network printers

Note

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Take advantage of a new tool for administrators to use when tasked with managing network printers for the organization. The System network printers page allows administrators to update settings and delete network printers across all organizations using a single view. This management utility is designed to simplify the task of configuring network printer devices available within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations applications.

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Common scenarios

  • A system administrator needs to delete a network printer instance: This is common for cases where the network printer path is updated or hardware has been replaced.
  • An organization wants to purge all documents in the printer queue: Documents rendered by the service that are waiting to be printed can be deleted using options available on the System network printers page.
  • Quickly toggle availability of network printers for multiple legal entities: You can manage the printer properties including the active state for a printer in multiple legal entities using a single view.
  • Provide friendly names for network printers for multiple legal entities: You can establish friendly names and descriptions for printers that make sense to the users associated with individual legal entities.

This is both a recovery tool for cancelling active print instructions and a means of simplifying the task of managing network printer settings across legal entities for the entire organization.