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Technical Features and Requirements

PrintMAN provides provides a simple and reliable mechanism to configure the default printer on a per-workstation (or per-location) basis. The software supports both * and ? wildcards allowing for rapid and straightforward deployment. The software is typically configured with Group Policy or other similar mechanism. A command-line tool is also available for stand-alone or scripting use.

Supported Platforms

PrintMAN supports the following client platforms:
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.x
  • Windows 10.0

The PrintMAN software client is a common executable (EXE) on all supported versions of Windows. The client software is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. The 32-bit version may be used in mixed 32/64-bit workstation estates and offers identical features on 64-bit systems.


PrintMAN is designed to integrate seamlessly with a Windows Active Directory / Group Policy (GPO) infrastructure. Alternatively, PrintMAN may be installed with a variety of alternative deployment and configuration methods. Common examples are:

  • ZENworks
  • LANDesk
  • RM Community Connect
  • Altiris
  • HP OpenView
  • SMS
  • SCCM
  • XCOPY installation (with scripted MSIEXEC.EXE)

Convenient Command-line Tool

PrintMAN configuration is usually delivered via policy settings. The software also includes several convenient command-line tools to determine the installed printers and change the default printer. These commands support the same wildcards as the PrintMAN policy settings and may therefore be used in scripts, to test settings prior to deployment or debug configuration problems. The software is supplied as a single EXE file and requires no external dependencies to function. The command-line syntax is:


Data Synergy PrintMAN Syntax