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HP LaserJet 4100 MFP Series Multifunction Printer - Software Overview

Introduction
The HP LaserJet 4100MFP series product comes with software and installers for Windows, and Apple Computer, Inc., Macintosh systems. UNIX and OS/2 systems are supported and are available through the Web. For specific information about a system's installer, drivers, and components, locate the section that corresponds to that system.
Supported operating systems
The following operating systems (OSs) support the HP LaserJet printing-system software, including standard printer command language (PCL) drivers and PostScript (PS) emulation drivers.
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Windows OSs support a full-featured configuration of the HP LaserJet 4100 series product; other OSs support varying levels of functionality.
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition (Windows XP)
  • Windows 3.1x (PCL 6 and PCL 5e) for the HP LaserJet 4100 multi-function printer (mfp) product is supported through the use of the HP LaserJet 4050 printer drivers. The HP LaserJet 4100 driver supports PostScript.
  • Windows 95 and Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows NT 4.0 (Service Packs 3 through 6)
  • Windows 2000 (Service Packs 1 and 2)
  • IBM OS/2 2.0 or later
  • Mac OS 7.5.3 or later (supports PostScript)
      note:
    The HP LaserJet PCL 5e and PCL 6 drivers and the HP LaserJet PS drivers necessary for Windows 3.1x systems are included on the HP LaserJet compact disc - read-only memory (CD-ROM) that came with the product.
HP LaserJet user documentation
Adobe Acrobat Reader
The HP LaserJet software CD-ROM includes Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 for viewing online documentation. Clicking any of the documentation links in the HP LaserJet software CD browser will cause the installer to scan the system for an installed Portable Document Format (PDF) reader. If the installer cannot find a reader, the installer presents the option to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  note:
Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later is required to view the documents on the HP LaserJet software CD browser.
HP LaserJet guides
The HP LaserJet 4100 Use Guide is supplied in Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF files for viewing on the computer.
To install the online use guide for the HP LaserJet 4100mfp, select the Online User's Guide check box during a Custom Installation. The guide is installed in the Manuals folder on the target system.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Hewlett-Packard provides a screen-readable version of the HP LaserJet 4100MFP Use Guide. It is a hyperlinked, screen-readable version of the HP LaserJet 4100 and 5100 series product Use Guide and is available on the printer software CD-ROM.
To view the Use Guide, do the following:
  1. Navigate to the English folder, and then to Manuals.
  2. Then, open HP4100EN.CHM.
      note:
    The online HP LaserJet 4100mfp use guide is also available at the http://www.hp.com/support/lj4100 Web site.
HP LaserJet product printing-system installation notes
The HP LaserJet 4100mfp Series Printing System Installation Notes are available on the HP LaserJet software CD-ROM. The installation notes (filename READ4100.WRI for the HP LaserJet 4100mfp) contain important information about product features, instructions for installing the printing-system software, and technical assistance.
The file can be viewed from the HP LaserJet software CD browser, or installed on the system. To view this text file from the HP LaserJet 4100 software CD browser, do the following:
  1. Click View Documentation, and then click Readme.
  2. When the file is opened in Notepad, click File, and then click Save As to save a copy of the file to another location.
  3. To install the file, select the Printer documentation checkbox during a Custom Installation. The file can also be installed later. The HP LaserJet Printing System Installation Notes are installed in the Hewlett-Packard\LaserJet 4100 folder on the target system for the HP LaserJet 4100mfp series product.
HP LaserJet product printing-system release notes
The Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 4100mfp Printing System Release notes, a readme text file with late-breaking information, is available on the HP LaserJet software CDROM.
This readme file (filename README.TXT) contains an overview of the printing system software components, late-breaking information, and other technical assistance.
The file can be viewed from the HP LaserJet software CD browser, or it can be installed on the user’s system.
To view this text file from the HP LaserJet software CD browser, do the following:
  1. Click Printer documentation, and then click Release notes.
  2. When the file is opened in Notepad, click File, and then click Save As to save a copy of the file to another location.
  3. To install the file, select the Printer documentation checkbox during a Custom Installation. The file can also be installed later. The HP LaserJet Printing System Release notes are installed in the Hewlett-Packard\LaserJet 4100 folder on the target system.
  4. For late-breaking information about known issues and workarounds, visit the Web at the following Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address: http://www.hp.com/go/lj4100_software
Bidirectional communication
Bidirectional communication is the product's ability to respond to data inquiries from the computer and report back information, such as what type of print media is available or what accessories are connected to the printer.
If a product does not have this capability (that is, if it has no bidirectional mode), it can only accept commands from the host and cannot report information back. Driver Autoconfiguration and Printer Status and Alerts use bidirectional communications software.
The Typical Installation installs Driver Autoconfiguration in supported environments that contain the bidirectional software. Use Custom Installation when these features are not desired.
Bidirectional communication depends upon the network operating system and the method used to connect the printer to the network.
The following table provides information about the operating systems and network environments that support bidirectional communication.
Connection Type
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Me
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Macintosh
Direct connect
Network port
Jetdirect
TCP/IP
IPS/SPX
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Standard
TCP/IP (HP)
TCP/IP (MS)
IPX/SPX (HP)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
LPR
X
X
X
X
Apple-Talk
X
Connection Type
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Me
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Macintosh
Novell
NetWare 4.x
Bindery queue
NDS queue
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
NetWare 5.x
Bindery queue
NDS queue
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Connection Type
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Me
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Macintosh
Microsoft Share
WIN 95/98/Me Host
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
WIN NT 4.0/2000/XP host
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
LPR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Driver Autoconfiguration
The HP LaserJet PCL 6 and PCL 5e drivers for Windows feature bidirectional communication technology which, in supported network environments, provides automatic discovery and driver configuration for printer accessories at the time of installation or later, if needed.
Some accessories that are supported by Driver Autoconfiguration are the duplexing unit, optional paper trays, font dual inline memory modules (DIMMs), and the hard drive.
If the network environment supports bidirectional communication, the installer presents Driver Autoconfiguration as an installable component by default for a Typical Installation, and as an optional installable component for a Custom Installation.
The Driver Autoconfiguration component installs the bidirectional communication software. If the installation environment does not support bidirectional communication, the Driver Autoconfiguration option does not appear during installation. However, installed drivers will be configured automatically in accordance with the HP printer bundle selected during installation of the printing-system software.
Parallel, USB, and other direct connections do not support bidirectional communication. Therefore, Driver Autoconfiguration is not available with those types of connections. When other printing systems are installed, direct-connect bidirectional communication might be possible, although performance might not be optimal.
Driver Autoconfiguration works in the following ways:
  • In environments that support bidirectional communication, the computer communicates with the product, determines the physical configuration, and then configures the driver accordingly.
  • If the configuration of the HP LaserJet product changes after installation, the driver can be automatically updated with the new configuration in environments that support bidirectional communication. For example, if the base printer model is installed and an optional duplexing unit is added later, you can automatically configure the duplexing unit in the driver by clicking the Update Now button on the driver's Configuration tab. The Update Now button activates the HP Network Registry Agent (HPNRA) and triggers the driver to recheck the registry for new information. The HPNRA automatically updates the registry and changes the configuration information that appears on the Configuration tab in the Printer folder.
      note:
    The bidirectional communication software necessary for the two methods of Driver Autoconfiguration described above is included in a Typical Installation when installing a network printer in supported environments. The feature is also a selectable option for a Custom Installation.
  • In environments that do not support bidirectional communication, the driver automatically configures options based on the HP LaserJet product bundle selected during the installation of the printing-system software. For example, if the HP LaserJet 4100dtn is selected, the driver automatically configures the optional duplexing unit. There is no communication between the computer and the product. Therefore, configuration is based solely on the definition of the printer bundle. Using the same example, if the HP LaserJet 4100dtn is selected during installation, the duplexing unit is configured in the driver whether or not the optional duplexing unit is physically present.
  • Enterprise Autoconfiguration (EAC) is a version of bidirectional communication that provides autoconfiguration functionality for an Add Printer Wizard installation (when not using autoselect). An Add Printer Wizard installation that includes EAC is identical to other Add Printer installations, except that when installation is complete, the driver for the supported product is configured with the same settings as the physical configuration of the device. Configuration occurs without user interaction. This also occurs if Driver Autoconfiguration is not selected during installation using a printing software CD-ROM.
  • If bidirectional communication software has been installed previously, EAC will not be activated, and the Add Printer Wizard uses the pre-existing bidirectional communication to configure the printer. If bidirectional communication software has not been installed, EAC configures the driver to match the device configuration, which it detects automatically. EAC is active only as needed to use the autoconfiguration utility, and is then shut off. The files required to install EAC remain on the user's system.
  • No EAC is available for the HP LaserJet 4100mfp series product if it is using Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me. It is supported in Windows NT 4.0 for the PCL 5e and PCL 6 drivers, version 4.3.2.178 or later, and in Windows 2000 and Windows XP for the PCL 5e and 6 drivers, version 4.3.2.167 or later.
Printer Status and Alerts
The HP LaserJet printing-system software includes a utility called Printer Status and Alerts that can be used to monitor print jobs and printer status from the desktop. The Printer Status and Alerts feature provides printer and job status information such as printing history, job progress, toner and paper levels, and consumables and supplies reorder information, and presents a simulated view of the product control panel. This utility offers several options for configuring pop-up windows to view the status of the printer and of individual print jobs.
Printer Status and Alerts is a selectable component of Custom Installation. To install Printer Status and Alerts, choose Custom Installation and select the appropriate check box.
These features are available for printers connected to a network that supports bidirectional functionality. The Printer Status and Alerts feature cannot be installed over infrared (IR), parallel, or serial ports.
Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP do not support Printer Status and Alerts with terminal servers. In Windows 95, only Internet Explorer 4.0 or later supports printer status. Also, for Windows 95, the Microsoft Winsock2 patch must first be installed.
For other operating systems, the computer must have Internet Explorer version 4.1 or later installed. To check the version number, open Internet Explorer, click Help, and then click About Internet Explorer. The version number is reported as "Version: 5.50.XXXX.XXXX."
HP Printer Status and Alerts communicates with the printer only during an active print job to minimize network traffic.
The following restrictions apply to HP products that use Printer Status and Alerts:
  • For Device Status (printer icons in the status window), the computer must have Internet Explorer version 4.72.X or later installed. To find the version number, open Internet Explorer and click Help, then click About Internet Explorer. No Internet Explorer is necessary for getting status about jobs for network-connected printers. Internet Explorer can be installed after installing Printer Status and Alerts.
  • On a few applications, such as Microsoft Excel and Seagate Crystal Reports, multiple copies of the same document show up in the Printer Status and Alerts window as separate jobs. This is because these applications actually send each copy as a separate job.
  • For the JAWS for Windows screen reader, the computer must have Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later installed. To find the version number, open Internet Explorer and click Help, then click About Internet Explorer. Version 5.0 is reported as Version 5.00.X or later. No Internet Explorer is necessary for getting status about jobs for network-connected printers. Internet Explorer can be installed after installing Printer Status and Alerts.
  • When renaming a driver, job and device status will not be tracked until the computer is restarted.
  • Drivers added after Printer Status and Alerts is installed are not recognized until the computer is restarted.
  • Clicking the Cancel button in the Printer Status and Alerts window will not always cancel a job. This button sends a cancel request to the printer, but if the job has already been processed, it might not be possible to cancel the job (this is commonly the case with smaller jobs).
  • The installation software does not allow the user to install Printer Status and Alerts over a direct connection, such as a parallel connection. If Printer Status and Alerts is tracking a networked product that is subsequently switched to an LPT port, the utility will not be able to track jobs or get device status for that product.
  • When using Printer Status and Alerts with Microsoft printer sharing, the following items apply:
    • The Microsoft patch "Vredir" is required in order to use Printer Status and Alerts on a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me computer for a printer that has been shared directly from a computer with Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP installed. Failure to install the patch could cause an intermittent blue screen to appear on the client computer.
    • For Microsoft shared products, the host system must have either Printer Status and Alerts or the HP Driver Autoconfiguration option from the HP installer on the computer. Load Printer Status and Alerts on the computer sharing the printer before loading Printer Status and Alerts on the client computer.
    • For Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me client computers that have Printer Status and Alerts installed, installing a printer using the Point and Print method will not activate Printer Status and Alerts.
When the Printer Status and Alerts feature is installed, a status icon in the form of a printer is included in the Windows system tray in the lower-right corner of the screen.
The printer icon remains unchanged until a print job is sent to the HP LaserJet product. When sending a print job, the icon changes to alert you to the status of the print job. Eight icons exist in this feature. The eight icons in the following illustration show current job status.
    Figure : Printer job status icons
  1. Receiving
  2. Unknown
  3. Printing
  4. Waiting
  5. Stopped
  6. Finished
  7. Warning
  8. Failed Canceled. Canceling
Neither the Receiving nor the Waiting icon ever shows up in the Systray. When the print job is in a receiving or waiting state, the Printing icon appears in the Systray. Double-click the status icon to open the Printer Status and Alerts windows.
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The appearance on the screen varies according to the HP LaserJet 4100 series product and its configuration.
The Printer Status and Alerts windows consists of two panes. The left pane shows icons for the available products, an icon for each current print job in progress, and an Options icon. The right pane provides information based on what is selected in the left pane.
Click a product icon in the left pane to view information about the product and supplies or to view a history of recent print jobs. The following product information is available:
  • Printer Status shows a replica of the product control panel that indicates the current status of the HP LaserJet 4100 series product.
  • Supplies shows information about the percentage of print-cartridge life remaining.
  • Media provides information about paper-handling devices and the status of each device. For example, this section of the window shows the level of media present in each input device, as well as the status of output devices. This section also provides information about the type and size of media loaded in each input device.
  • Capabilities provides information about such things as installed trays, paper-handling devices, and disk storage. Click a print job icon to see information about the progress and status of the print job. Click the Options icon to select options for configuring pop up status windows that contain document alerts and to set the refresh rate for showing printer status information.
There are six settings for the refresh rate. The default setting is in the center, halfway between Less Often and More Often.
The Less Often setting specifies the least frequent update intervals, which have minimal impact on network traffic.
The More Often setting updates the status more frequently, but also has the most impact on traffic. The Never setting disables the job-status monitoring mechanism for the selected printer. If the refresh rate for a given printer is set to Never, then subsequent jobs sent to that printer will not appear in the Printer Status and Alerts window. If the Never setting is selected when the scope control is set to All Printers, then all job-status monitoring will be disabled. However, even when job-status monitoring is disabled, the status window can still be opened and the product status panels can still be viewed.
Changes to the refresh rate settings affect any subsequent jobs submitted to the affected printer. Existing jobs that are already being processed have a fixed refresh rate that was determined (according to the setting in the Refresh Rate panel) when the job was submitted.
The Alerts options panel has controls to determine when the Printer Status and Alerts window automatically appears for each printer that has an icon in the left pane. The drop down menu provides a list of available printers for which to make the selection. An option for all printers is included as the default selection. Each of the three, four, or five available selections, depending on the printer connection type, causes the Printer Status and Alerts window to automatically appear when that alert condition arises.
The availability of each alert option and the default selection varies depending on connection type. The following table shows the default state of the alerts panel as it relates to connection type.
Connection type
Alerts (first two options)
Printer warning condition
Toner low
Printer error condition
All printers
Selected and activated
Selected and activated
Selected and activated
Selected and activated
Direct connect
Selected and activated
Selected and activated
Selected and activated
Selected and activated
Network
Selected and activated
Selected and activated
Unselected and grayed out
Selected and activated
Printers that are involved with at least one active print job are queried for job status periodically according to the Status Check Rate setting. If an error or a warning condition is detected, the Printer Status and Alerts window will automatically appear according to the Alerts options.
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Depending upon the options selected, information in the status window changes for each job printed, each job completed, and each warning condition detected.
Printing-system components
Printing system and installer
CD browser for Windows systems
In previous versions of the printing-system software, the installer was started by locating and running the SETUP.EXE file. For the Microsoft Windows environment (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP), the HP LaserJet software CD-ROM provides an interactive CD browser that can be used to install the printer drivers and related components, and also to gain access to online product registration, user documentation, a customization utility, Adobe Acrobat Reader software, and optional HP software.
The HP LaserJet software CD browser or printing-system installer does not support Windows 3.1x. To install the PCL 6, PCL 5e, or PS printer drivers for Windows 3.1x, use the Printer Manager function on the Windows 3.1x control panel.
A readme file for the Windows 3.1x printing system is available in the root directory of the HP LaserJet software CD-ROM. The path is: [root]/[languages]/DRIVERS/WIN3X
The product software CD browser contains the following options for the HP LaserJet product. The text that follows each option listed below is approximately the same text that appears when a cursor is put on the option button.
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The options on the product may vary.
  • Install Printer - This wizard guides the user through the installation of the HP LaserJet printing system. Only the necessary software will be installed.
  • Register Product - This option can be used to register the HP LaserJet product now and to receive the following information at no cost:
    • Notification of driver updates
    • Technical support updates
    • News about emerging technologies
  • View Documentation - This option can be used to view the HP LaserJet product documentation. The document options are:
  • Readme
  • User’s Guide
  • MFP User’s Guide
  • HP Jetdirect Guide
  • HP FIR Guide (the HP Fast Infrared Receiver Guide)
  • Release notes
      note:
    For systems that do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 (or later) installed, an option to download that software will be available. Clicking any of the links to documentation that is provided in the Adobe Acrobat PDF file format opens a dialog box from which Adobe Acrobat Reader software can be installed from the HP LaserJet software CD browser.
  • Customization Utility - This utility can be used to create a custom software installer for the HP LaserJet product that can then be copied to other media, such as a local hard drive or a network drive.
  • Optional Software - To increase productivity and get the most out of the HP LaserJet product, view a list of optional software available for installation. The HP Web Jetadmin option is available for the HP LaserJet 4100mfp series product.
Installer features
The common installer is designed to provide a simple and consistent installation method for the product line. The common installer is available for the Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems.
This HP LaserJet product features a new common installer. This new installer offers the following features:
  • The HP LaserJet software CD-ROM features a CD browser. See "CD browser for Windows systems CD browser for Windows systems"
  • Acrobat Reader 5.0 is automatically installed.
  • The installer is Web-enabled, providing access to the HP Web site for the latest software components and drivers.
  • Network connection is integrated so that you can install drivers and connect to a network printer in a single process.
  • The selection dialog box sets the operating-system language as the default language (for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP only). Although system language is sensed automatically, you can use the installer to select any of the languages on the HP LaserJet software CD.
  • The installer includes the HP LaserJet Uninstaller Utility.
  • Product registration is available using the Web and e-mail.
The Customization Utility is available on the CD browser.
All of the Windows system components are installed by using the HP LaserJet printing-system installer. The installer automatically senses the language of choice and the operating system. It offers selections for each printer model. Select the type of installation preferred: Typical Installation or Custom Installation.
If an Internet connection is available, the installer will sense the connection and provides the ability to connect to the HP Web site to download the latest printing system software.
The installer compares the versions of the software components on the HP LaserJet software CD-ROM to those on the HP Web site. If newer versions are on the HP Web site, the installer downloads them.
Installable components
This section provides information about the various installable components available either with the HP LaserJet software CD-ROM or from the HP Web site.
Printer drivers
The printing system for the HP LaserJet product includes the following printer drivers.
  • PCL 5e, PCL 6, and PS drivers: The PCL 5e, PCL 6, and PS drivers are included with the HP LaserJet software CD-ROM. The PCL 5e and PCL 6 drivers feature a graphical user interface that has a shared look and feel. All three drivers provide access to the printer paper-handling and print-quality features, such as Printing All Text as Black. The PS driver, however, supports Edge-to-Edge Printing, but not Printing All Text as Black.
  • Windows 3.1x driver versions: PCL 5e and PCL 6 support for Windows 3.1x is provided by using the HP LaserJet 4100 printer drivers for the HP LaserJet 4100mfp product. These drivers are available on the HP LaserJet software CD-ROM in the WIN3X directory. For printer driver version numbers, go to the following URL: http://www.hp.com/go/lj4100_software
  • Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP driver versions: PCL 5e and PCL 6 support for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems is provided by using the HP LaserJet 4100 series printer drivers for the HP LaserJet 4100mfp series product. For the printer driver version number, go to the following URL: http://www.hp.com/go/lj4100_software.
Macintosh and Macintosh-compatible system driver versions
The HP LaserJet printing solution for Macintosh is composed of the Apple LaserWriter driver, which is provided with the operating system, and HP-created PPD files. The driver uses these files to determine the features and PS commands that the printer supports. Bidirectional support in AppleTalk and USB connections allows autoconfiguration of the software.
The installable components are:
  • The HP LaserJet Installer for Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9.
  • The HP LaserJet Installer for Mac OS X.
  • The HP LaserJet Screen Fonts Installer.
  • SYSTEM/EXTENSIONS/PRINTER DESCRIPTIONS (for Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9).
  • LIBRARY/PRINTERS/PPDS/CONTENTS/RESOURCES/LANGUAGE.LPROJ (for Mac OS X).
  • The HP LaserJet Utility, an HP printer utility installed in the HP LaserJet folder of Macintosh operating systems 8 and 9. It provides configuration and management support for PS and PCL printers.
  • Online Help, an HTML-based printer and utility help that can be viewed through a browser or the Macintosh OS Help Center.
  • The HP Auto Setup Utility, installed in the Startup Items folder of Mac OS 8 and later versions. It provides assistance to set up the new printer, then moves itself to Trash.
  • Installation notes.
AutoCAD driver versions
Printer drivers to support AutoCAD in MS-DOS, 16-bit Windows, and 32-bit Windows operating environments are available on the Web at the following URL: http://www/hp.com/support/lj4100.
These AutoCAD drivers are supported:
  • AutoCAD 10, 11, and 12 for MS-DOS version 4.1b
  • AutoCAD 13 and 14 for Windows version 4.1b
  • AutoCAD 2000 and 2000LT - HP Windows driver
Additional driver availability
Additional drivers are available from your Hewlett-Packard distributor or from the http://www.hp.com/go/lj4100_software Web site.
These drivers are:
  • IBM OS/2 drivers.
  • UNIX/HP-UX/Linux driver sample scripts.
  • UNIX model scripts
The OS/2 drivers are available from IBM and are packaged with OS/2. They are not available for Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Go to http://www.hp.com/go/linux for further information about Linux drivers.
Macintosh components
  • HP LaserJet PPDs for past projects
  • ColorSync profiles
  • Screen fonts
Additional productivity tools
  • HP Web Registration: Use this component to register the HP LaserJet 4100 series product on the HP Web site or through e-mail. After successfully installing the software, the installer prompts to register the HP LaserJet 4100 series product. Also, gain access to HP Web Registration from the HP LaserJet 4100 series software CD browser by clicking Register Product. Choose to complete the online registration at that time or later. To register the product later, click WebReg from the HP LaserJet 4100 program group when ready to complete the registration.
  • Optional software: The HP LaserJet software CD browser provides links to download and install HP Web Jetadmin as optional software.
  • HP Web Jetadmin: HP Web Jetadmin allows for managing HP Jetdirect connected printers within an intranet using a browser. HP Web Jetadmin is a browser-based management tool and should be installed only on the network administrator’s computer. It can be installed and run on a variety of systems. When installed on a host server, any client can use HP Web Jetadmin through a supported Web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape Navigator 4.x or later) by browsing to the HP Web Jetadmin host. HP Web Jetadmin 6.2 and later have the following features:
    • Task-oriented user interface, providing configurable views for network managers
    • Customizable user profiles that can be customized to let network administrators include only the function viewed or used
    • Routing of instant e-mail notification of hardware failure, low supplies, and other printer problems to different people
    • Remote installation and management from anywhere by using only a standard Web browser
    • Advanced automatic discovery of peripherals on the network without manually entering each printer into a database
    • Simple integration into enterprise-management packages
    • Capacity to find peripherals based on parameters such as IP address, color capability, and model name
    • Capacity to organize peripherals into logical groups, with an option that provides virtual office maps for easy navigation
      The HP LaserJet software CD browser provides a link to the HP Web site (http://www.hp.com/go/webJetadmin) to download the latest version of the HP Web Jetadmin software. Click Optional Software from the CD-ROM browser, and then click HP Web Jetadmin.
      HP Web Jetadmin is available for the following network operating environments:
      • Microsoft Windows 2000
      • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
      • HP-UX 10.20 and 11.x
      • Sun Solaris 2.5, 2.6, and 7
      • Red Hat Linux 7.1
      • SuSE Linux 7.1
  • HP Resource Manager: With this software utility, manage fonts, forms, and macros on the hard disk, RAM disk, or optional flash DIMMs. The utility is also used for updating digital copy firmware and HP Web Access firmware on legacy printers and multifunction printers (MFPs).
      note:
    The HP Resource Manager tool is no longer supported by Hewlett-Packard. The information above is provided for those who have pre-existing copies of the tool. Click here to view a new software solution.

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