Run Google Cloud Print as a Windows Service
Set up Google Cloud Print for your Organization
If you’re using a Windows Print server, you can download and run Google Cloud Print as a Windows Service on your server. This will allow users in your organization to print to your organization’s legacy printers from Chrome devices and other web-enabled devices. This is the same as using Google Cloud Print Connector, but running it as a service means that Cloud Print will be always on--running on your organization’s servers. It can be used in parallel with your current print solution.
Install Google Cloud Print
- Install Chrome 27+ for all users. The Cloud Print service runs as different user and needs access to Chrome. Chrome should be located under %programfiles%\Google\Chrome
- Download GCP Windows Service.
- From your Start menu, open Google Cloud Print Service and run it.
- In the Windows prompt that appears, enter your Windows administrator username and password.
- Click Register.
- In the Chrome window that appears, sign in to your Google Apps account.
- Click Add Printers and don't close the browser. It will be closed automatically by the config utility. (You can close the popup if it's still open.) The "State:" field should switch to "Running".
- Verify that the expected printers are available in the management page.
- At least some of your business’ printers are not Google Cloud Print Ready
- You have a Windows print server or other Windows machine that is on around the clock that you’d like to use for print job routing.
- Windows 8, 64bit
- Windows 7, 32/64bit
- Windows Server 2008 and 2012, 64bit
- Windows Server 2003, 32bit (only with Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack)
- Windows XP with SP 3, 32bit (only with Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack)
Open your Control Panel in Windows and uninstall Google Cloud Print Service.
- You can start, stop, register, and unregister the service using config utility from step 2 of setup.
- You can enabling logging during service registration. Logs will be available at "C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Google\Cloud Print Service\chrome_debug.log" (for Windows 7)