In Windows Server 2008 R2, there’s a new centralized management interface for network scanners Distributed Scan Management (DSM)”. It also provides way to start document workflow processes – in turn ensuring that scanners’re an integral part of document lifecycle. Integration with Active Directory provides administrators with more control and monitoring capability within the organization. When you install Distributed Scan Server role service, it installs Scan Management Console and Distributed Scan Server service. The SMC’s used to detect and monitor network scanners, and create and manage post-scan processes (PSP) in AD. PSP’s contain scanner settings and instructions on how to route or store scanned documents. The SMC can also monitor scan activity logs for scan servers in enterprise. Users can authenticate at a network scanner via a smart card or other AD-enabled means.
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