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Lexmark XS925

How to Use cURL Application to Transfer Destination Shortcuts or License Files with MFPs


Affected Products:

Due to newer MFP products having limited FTP support for UCF keys and licenses, cURL* may serve as an alternative method for importing these file types.

*cURL is a third-party solution that automates HTTP post traffic.

If printer model is a (an)...And, sending a... Then...

X46x, X64x, X65x, X73x, X74x, X85x, X86x, X78x, X79x, X86x, X925, X95x, MX, CX, XM, XC Series MFP

list of shortcuts

See shortcuts example

CS, or CX720, 725, 820, 825, 860 MFP

license file

See license file example

ALL other models (generations)

.ucf file only

Ideal Uses:

Fleet or device replacement situations that may require the transfer of an app license or list of shortcuts

What you will Need:

  • The files that you are trying to import into the device.

  • The cURL application (.exe) from


Lexmark does not directly support this application since cURL is not a Lexmark application.

Importing shortcuts (Example without security):

Two steps:

  1. Export the shortcuts from the parent-device using this cURL command.

curl.exe http://IP_address/cgi-bin/exportfile/config/shortcuts/shortcuts.ucf >

  1. Import the shortcuts.ucf file into additional devices using this cURL command.

curl -F input_file=@shortcutsfilename.ucfhttp://IP_Address/cgi-bin/dynamic/printer/config/secure/import_destinations.html (all one line)


IP_address and .ucf values are replaced by your device's TCP/IP addresses and your .ucf filename.

Commands in summary

  • Export

curl.exe > shortcutsfilname.ucf

  • Import

curl.exe -F input_file=@shortcutsfilename.ucfhttp://

Uploading a license file (Specific to identified models in top table):

Two methods are provided for uploading licenses to http://<IP_address>/webservices/vcc/licenses.

  1. Cmdprompt method:

  1. Download cURL.exe.

  2. Obtain the license (.lic) file.

  3. Copy the .lic file to the same directory as cURL.exe.

  4. Open cmd and navigate (cd, cd...) to the directory of the .exe and .lic files.

  5. Type the cURL command: curl --data-binary @"LES-SolnCompAgent-unlocked-LEX.lic" http://IP_address/webservices/vcc/licenses


You may need to run cmd as administrator. IP_address and .lic values are replaced by your device's TCP/IP address and your license filename.

  1. Batch file method:

  1. Download

    Click here.

  2. Extract the .zip to a destination folder.

  3. Open the folder to see curl.exe, license file (.lic) and Upload Lic curl.bat files.

  4. Launch Upload Lic curl.bat and input the

    IP Address

    of the target device when prompted to do so, and then hit Enter. Wait for confirmation.

Modifying the batch file

Open the batch file and modify the

.lic file

required for further deployments.

Still Need Help?

Have the following available when calling Lexmark Technical Support;

  • Printer model(s)

  • Printer serial number

  • Solution


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