HOW TO CONTORL USERS FOR PLOTTING

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I HAVE HP T1200 PLOTTER, I WANT TO GIVE ACCESS ONLY TO SOME USERS TO PRINT IT.

HOW CAN IT BE DONE.
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if you working on Windows XP or later you can do that by these steps:
- Open printer properties, click to the Security tab.
- Grant the permission access or deniel to user you want.

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THIS IS NETWORK PLOTTER THERE IS NO OPTION LIKE SECURITY
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Well you have two options. As described on page 24 of the manual you can require an account code. However I can't see any way to add passwords to account codes, and I am pretty sure codes will soon get known.

Other than that it gets tricky and I don't know enought about your network to suggest ways of securing it. If you have a windows domain then you could use the USB cable to connect it to a server, share it out from the server and then users would have to talk to it via the server. You would then see the security tab as above. That is the way access to our plotters are controlled.

If you have fixed IP addresses on your work stations you could use a low-cost router with firewall .to limit which workstations can access the plotter, but that restricts you to fixed IP addresses.
If the plotter is shared from a server using a Windows driver then you can set security on the server. From Printers & Faxes right-click the printer, select Properties and then click the Sharing or Security tab.

If the plotter is directly connected to the network and each user prints directly to it, then you have 2 options.

1. Use an account code as suggested by g4ugm
2. Go to the plotters internal web page (type its IP address into your browser) and browse to network settings. Somewhere in there you will be able to set an IP access list, where you can tell the plotter which IP addresses have access. Any other address will not be able to use it. You will then have to make sure that the PCs always have the same address, but that can be done on your DHCP server.

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I checked the HP manual and it doesn't mention an IP address list.
If it is listed in the manual it should be somewhere under TCP/Ip or network settings. It would not normally be listed in a user manual, but of course, it may not be available at all. he only way to know for certain is to ask HP, or to click on all links/tabs in the printer's web page.

If it's there, it could be called "access list" or "exclusion list" or something similar.

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Did you check the plotter's manual, or the printers internal web page? Type its IP address into your browser to check.

PS: and please turn off caps lock.

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there is nothing on the mannual

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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

No Concerte solutions available till now
@seraj786

You've been rather short on answers, and you obviously like SHOUTING.

Still, if you want to close this question, it's your call.

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Goodness me. I even point the guy to the page in the manual and thats "not a concreete solution"?

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