Late last year I was working on an installation in the US where a Lexmark C782 was delivered. What we found very quickly was that the manual, the online manual, and all downloadable manuals told you where to go to configure the printer on your network. What, sadly, they did not tell you was how to choose what values to to use. This blog is intended to rectify that omission and save others the several hours of support calls and experimentation to get a working printer. Ironically, this installation was in Lexington, the home of Lexmark!
Step 1 – Create a standard user on your Active Directory. Name it appropriately.
Make sure it does not expire, cannot have the password changed, and set a suitably complex password.
Step 2 – Scan to SMB
Note this assumes that you ahve created a network share on a server to receive the scans, and set the appropriate permissions for it)
Navigate to the web portal on the printer.
Go to the Link s & Index feature
Click on embedded solutions
Click on scan to network (note is not licenced, this is the free to use, simplified version) and get
Now back in the printer\’ web portal, go to the LDAP configuration option
The server below is the full UNC for a domain controller on teh network
Note that the full DN is of the form CN=,OU=…OU=…, DC=….