Xerox CentreWare MC Snap-in for Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a Printer Management System for  Xerox Printers

Xerox CentreWare MC

Easy printer discovery and management.

Xerox CentreWare MC, a snap-in to Microsoft Management Console (MMC), provides easy printer management by finding printers through network discovery and managing them via a link to the printers' embedded web server.

MMC is a general-purpose management display framework for hosting administration tools. MMC is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) extensible, common console framework for management applications. MMC is automatically installed with Windows 2000. For Windows NT4, MMC is a separate software application that can be installed from Microsoft's website.

MMC itself does not provide any management behavior, but it provides a common environment for snap-ins, which will be written by both Microsoft and ISVs. Snap-ins provide the actual management behavior. The MMC environment enables seamless integration between snap-ins, even those provided by different vendors.

Key Features

  • Printer Discovery: Xerox CentreWare MC provides the automatic discovery of supported network printers/devices that have an embedded web server.
  • Faultless Printer Install: Launch Microsoft's Add printer wizard to install a printer.
  • Group Management of Multiple Vendor Devices: Manage Xerox and non-Xerox devices in one common framework.
  • Xerox CentreWare MC makes use of the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) as the framework for interface functionality.
  • Xerox CentreWare MC has Electronic Help available at all times by simply pressing F1 or clicking the Help button.
It is difficult for IT administrators to manage the escalating complexity of multiple output devices from multiple vendors. They need an easy-to-use tool that helps them discover printers and multifunction printers and manage them on the network, regardless of the device's manufacturer.

Key Challenges

  • Manage a diverse fleet of multi-vendor output devices
  • Stay on top of device status
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce costs
  • Ensure security
Xerox CentreWare MC is the easy-to-use group device discovery and management software for Xerox printers and multiple-vendor devices with embedded web servers.
  • Manage Xerox, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and other vendors' devices in one common framework using the embedded web server.
  • Launch Microsoft Add Printer Wizard to install the printer.
  • Instant Status: While Xerox CentreWare MC is running, select a printer from the Printers List to see what that printer is doing right now!
  • No need to go to your printer; most configuration and monitoring tasks can be done from your workstation.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot from your desk.
  • If your printer is equipped with Flash ROM, you can upgrade right from Xerox CentreWare MC.

Why Choose Xerox?

Thanks to the ease of point-and-click navigation, administrators will be able to install, connect, and configure Xerox network devices immediately and quickly.
Xerox award-winning copiers, printers, and multifunction printers include flexible platforms that accommodate a wide variety of software solutions. Software functionality may vary by product model. Contact your local sales representative for detailed compatibility information.

Multifunction / All-in-One Printers

Office Printers Digital Presses

The following are minimum requirements for the installation of Xerox CentreWare MC:

Windows NT 4
  • 32 Megabytes of RAM (Recommended 64 MB)
  • 1 Megabyte of hard disk space available
  • Windows NT 4 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
  • Microsoft Management Console 1.1
Windows 2000
  • 32 Megabytes of RAM (64 MB Recommended)
  • 1 Megabyte of hard disk space available
  • Windows 2000 RC2 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Management Console 1.2