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HP LaserJet 5200 Series Printers - Available Printer Software
The printing system software is included with the printer. See the getting started guide for installation instructions.
The printing system includes software for end users and network administrators, and printer drivers for access to the printer features and communication with the computer.
NOTE: For a list of printer drivers and updated HP printer software, go to www.hp.com/go/lj5200_software .
Gain access to the printer driver features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer (using a printer language). Check the installation notes and readme files on the printer CD for additional software and languages.
The HP LaserJet 5200 printer uses the PCL 5e, PCL 6, and PostScript 3 emulation printer description language (PDL) drivers.
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems.
For Windows 2000 and Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit), download the PCL 5 driver from www.hp.com/go/lj5200_software .
For Windows XP (64-bit), download the PCL 6 driver from www.hp.com/go/lj5200_software .
The printer drivers include online Help that has instructions for common printing tasks and also describes the buttons, checkboxes, and drop-down lists that are in the printer driver.
The HP LaserJet PCL 6 and PCL 5e drivers for Windows and the PS drivers for Windows 2000 and Windows XP feature automatic discovery and driver configuration for printer accessories at the time of installation. Some accessories that the Driver Autoconfiguration supports are the duplexing unit, optional paper trays, and dual inline memory modules (DIMMs). If the environment supports bidirectional communication, the installer presents Driver Autoconfiguration as an installable component by default for a typical installation and for a custom installation.
If you have modified the configuration of the HP LaserJet 5200 printer since installation, the driver can be automatically updated with the new configuration in environments that support bidirectional communication. Click the Update Now button to automatically reflect the new configuration in the driver.
NOTE: The Update Now feature is not supported in environments where shared Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP clients are connected to Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP hosts.
HP Driver Preconfiguration
HP Driver Preconfiguration is a software architecture and set of tools that you can use to customize and distribute HP software in managed corporate printing environments. Using HP Driver Preconfiguration, information technology (IT) administrators can preconfigure the printing and device defaults for HP printer drivers before installing the drivers in the network environment. For more information, see the HP Driver Preconfiguration Support Guide , which is available at www.hp.com/support/lj5200 .
The following drivers are not included on the CD, but are available from www.hp.com/go/lj5200_software .
Opening the printer drivers
Software for Macintosh computers
The HP installer provides PostScript® Printer Description (PPD) files, Printer Dialog Extensions (PDEs), and the HP Printer Utility for use with Macintosh computers.
For network connections, use the embedded Web server (EWS) to configure the printer.
The printing system software includes the following components:
NOTE: The HP Printer Utility is supported for Mac OS X V10.2 or later.
Installing Macintosh printing system software for networks
Installing Macintosh printing system software for direct connections (USB)
NOTE: Macintosh computers do not support parallel port connections.
The Apple PostScript driver must be installed in order to use the PPD files. Use the Apple PostScript driver that came with your Macintosh computer.
To remove software from Macintosh operating systems
To remove the software from a Macintosh computer, drag the PPD files to the trash can.
Software for networks
For a summary of available HP network installation and configuration software solutions, see the HP Jetdirect Embedded Print Server Administrator’s Guide . You can find this guide on the printer CD.
HP Web Jetadmin
HP Web Jetadmin is a browser-based management tool for HP Jetdirect-connected printers within your intranet, and it should be installed only on the network administrator’s computer.
To download a current version of HP Web Jetadmin and for the latest list of supported host systems, visit www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin .
When installed on a host server, any client can gain access to HP Web Jetadmin by using a supported Web browser (such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape Navigator 4.x or later) by navigating to the HP Web Jetadmin host.
For HP-UX and Solaris networks, go to www.hp.com/support/net_printing to download the HP Jetdirect printer installer for UNIX.
For information, go to www.hp.com/go/linuxprinting .
The printer is equipped with several utilities that make it easy to monitor and manage the printer on a network.
HP Easy Printer Care software
Use the HP Easy Printer Care software program for the following tasks:
View the HP Easy Printer Care software when the printer is directly connected to a computer or when it is connected to a network. A complete software installation must be performed in order to use the HP Easy Printer Care software.
Embedded Web server
The printer is equipped with an embedded Web server, which provides access to information about printer and network activities. This information appears in a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
The embedded Web server resides on the printer. It is not loaded on a network server.
The embedded Web server provides an interface to the printer that anyone who has a network-connected computer and a standard Web browser can use. No special software is installed or configured, but you must have a supported Web browser on your computer. Gain access to the embedded Web server by typing the IP address for the printer in the address line of the browser. (To find the IP address, print a configuration page.
Other components and utilities