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Understanding printer life cycle states

System-generated saved searches show the printers in the following printer life cycle states:

  • All Printers —All printers in the system.
  • Managed Printers —Printers that appear can be in any of the following states:
    • Managed (Normal)
    • Managed (Changed)
    • Managed (Missing)
    • Managed (Found)
  • Managed (Changed) Printers —Printers in the system whose following properties were changed at the last audit:
    • Property tag
    • Host name
    • Contact name
    • Contact location
    • Memory size
    • Duplex
    • Supplies (excluding levels)
    • Input options
    • Output options
    • eSF applications
    • Default printer certificate
  • Managed (Found) Printers —Printers that were reported as missing, but have now been found.
  • Managed (Missing) Printers —Printers that the system was unable to communicate with.
  • Managed (Normal) Printers —Printers in the system whose properties have remained the same since the last audit.
  • New Printers —Printers that are newly discovered and are not set to a Managed state automatically.
  • Retired Printers —Printers marked as no longer active in the system.
  • Unmanaged Printers —Printers marked for exclusion from activities performed in the system.
Beginning stateEnding stateTransition

1 The "Automatically manage discovered printers" setting is enabled in the discovery profile.

2 The "Automatically manage discovered printers" setting is disabled in the discovery profile.

Start

Normal

Discovered.1

Start

New

Discovered.2

Any

Normal, Unmanaged, or Retired

Manual (Missing does not change to Normal).

Retired

Normal

Discovered.1

Retired

New

Discovered.2

Normal, Missing, or Found

Changed

New address when discovered.

Normal

Changed

Audit properties do not match the database properties.

Normal, Changed, or Found

Missing

Not found on audit or update status.

Changed

Normal

Audit properties match the database properties.

Missing

Found

Discovered, audit, or update status.

Found

Normal

Discovered, audit, or update status.

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