The PrintAgent is a Windows service that can be installed on the DFE of the printer and acts as a local application. It enables remote RIPs to query local files at the printer DFE and to spool files to the local harddisk without having to set-up sharing and access rights.
- Open an elevated cmd.exe prompt (Go to Start -> Type cmd -> Right click -> Run as administrator)
- Navigate to the folder containing SysinternalsSuite using the cd command (e.g: “cd C:\User\Desktop\SysinternalsSuite”) -> Enter
- Execute the following command: “psexec -i -s cmd.exe” -> Enter
Note: You are now inside of a prompt that is nt authority\system and you can prove this by typing “whoami”. The -i is needed because drive mappings need to interact with the user.
- Create the persistent mapped drive as the SYSTEM account with the following command: “net use z: \\servername\sharedfolder /persistent:yes”
Note: This command will map the folder from the command (“sharedfolder”) to a network location (z in this case).