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Lexmark X852

Lexmark X852

Setting up a WSD printer for scanning and printing

Issue description

Since Web Services on Devices (WSD) is an emerging communication method, it is not compatible with all printers or MFPs. Only printers that are equipped with the necessary device profiles for web services (DPWS) architecture functions properly. Contact Microsoft for additional support resources.

WSD print and scan are most useful to you if the following conditions apply:

  • You have Microsoft Windows 7.
  • You have downloaded the individual PCL or PS driver package.
  • You have extracted the driver package.
  • Your printer is communicating on your network.
  • You require or want a minimal amount of additional software on your PC.
  • You do not require an extensive list of scanning options.
  • At this time, the only devices that support WSD are:
    • X548
    • X792
    • X925
    • X950, X952, X954
    • MS and CS series laser printers (print support)
    • MX, CX, XM, XC Series products (scan and print support)

Note:  Any scanner-equipped printer released after 2011 must support WSD.


Installation and Creation WSD Print Object

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Note:  WSD ports are not to be confused with a Microsoft Standard TCP/IP port or Lexmark Enhanced ports.

  1. Click the Start icon.

  2. Open Device and Printers.

  3. Select Add a printer.

  4. Select Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer for the type of printer you want to install.

  5. Click Next and observe the search routine that Windows performs to find all WSD-compliant printers on the local subnet.

  6. Is your printer listed?

    • If Yes, proceed to Step 8.
    • If No, proceed to next step.

    Lexmark devices display in the form of "Model Name(HostName)".

  7. Make sure that the print driver files are extracted on your computer; otherwise, these steps will not work:

    1. Select "The printer that I want isn't listed, and click Next.

    2. On the next screen, select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, and click Next.

    3. Next to Device type, click the down-arrow button to reveal drop-down menu choices.

    4. Select Web Services Device from the drop-down menu.

    5. Enter your printer's value for the Hostname or IP address field. These values can be found on a printed Network Settings page.

    6. Click Next.

    7. Contacting Printer... appears.

    8. If the driver is successfully located and the port can be created, you must see "You've successfully added... <Hostname> in the dialog.

    9. Click Next.

  8. Indicate whether you would like to share the printer, and enter applicable values based on your environment or preference. Then click Next.

  9. Set as default printer or Print a test page before finally clicking Finish.

Creating or editing a WSD Scan Profile

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  1. Right-click on the newly created WSD print queue (print object).

  2. Select Scan Profiles... from the drop-down menu.

  3. You are presented with two or more automatic Scan Profiles; one scan profile is listed as a (Default) under the Name column.

    • If you would like to create a new scan profile, then click Add.
    • If you would like to remove an existing scan profile, then highlight the profile of interest, and click Delete.
    • If you must edit the currently scan profile attributes, then highlight the profile of interest, and click Edit.
    • If you want to switch to a different default Scan Profile, then highlight the profile of choice, and click the Set as Default button.

  4. If you select to Edit or Add a new profile, you must click Save Profile for Windows to register the modifications.

Creation and Edit Settings

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Change WSD device if more than one is installed.

Profile name

Change profile name to help distinguish settings characteristics or original document type; i.e., Photo, Color, Reports.


Scan source: Flatbed, Feeder (1-sided), Feeder (2-sided)

Paper Size

Specify exact paper size since the feeder does not automatically recognize original paper size.

Color format

Specify color output: Color, Grayscale, Black and white.

File type

Determine a file type best suits required file size, compression or compatibly with another application.

  • BMP (Bitmap)
  • JPG (JPEG)
  • PNG (PNG)
  • TIF (TIFF)


Specify dots per inch of image to impact scan quality and adjust resolution.


Increase or decrease this value to adjust brightness.


Increase or decrease this value to adjust contrast.

Preview or scan image as separate files

This feature that is most beneficial when scanning from the flatbed.

Select Application or Action for Scanned Image

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  1. Right-click on the newly created WSD print queue (print object).

  2. Select Scan Properties... from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click Yes to the User Account Control (UAC) dialog that may appear asking if you want the program to make changes to this computer.

  4. Click the Events tab.

  5. Select an event: Scan, Scan for OCR, Print, orFax.

  6. Choose an action for the scanned page(s): Start this program; Prompt for which program to run; Take no action.

Initiating a Scan within Windows or The MFP Operator Panel

To activate Scan Profile from Windows:

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  1. Click the Start icon.

  2. Open Device and Printers.

  3. Right-click on the WSD printer object just as you did before.

  4. Click Start Scan from the drop-down menu.

To activate Scan Profile from the MFP:

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  1. Press the WS-Scan or Scan to Computer icon that was created upon successfully installing the WSD printer.

  2. Select the scan option that is applicable to the Scan Profile.

    Note:  The selection most commonly selected is Scan-to-computer.

  3. Press Start Scan.


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