By Dave O’Hara, PaperCut – I love making life easier. And let’s face it – some repetitive administrator tasks are prime targets for streamlining. Take the case of a boatload of inactive PaperCut users. Removing them’s too much trouble, but letting them take up valuable licenses is a big no-no. Here’s where scripting can really help.
What if we created a script that deletes users who meet certain conditions? Maybe it’s because they haven’t logged in or printed in 30 days; or they have a username starting with “guest-”; or they’re a student from a previous academic year. Any criteria in the PaperCut database can be used to select and delete a user (or anything else a server-command can do) automatically.