Allow Service Principles to print using Universal Print

Allow Service Principles to print using Universal Print



 Apr 09 2021
4 Comments (4 New)

There’s a disconnect when trying to use a service principle since Universal Print is technically an M365 thing. It seems that Universal Print was trying to remote workers printing to a centralized printer. However, enterprises need the ability to automate the printing jobs from software. In our case, we are printing PDFs that are generated and stored in Cosmos and trying to print them on local printers through a custom queuing process (i.e. auto insurance cards print to drawer 1 on printer A in letter, checks print to the MICR printer, etc).

This is different than impersonating users as these jobs are likely automated from Power Automate and Azure Functions.


@JasonGaylord, thank you for all the context. This is very useful. 

I encourage others who have the same need to upvote this request.

Copper Contributor

Thanks @Rani_Abdellatif! If you need more insight, ping me directly and I can show what we're doing.

Copper Contributor

This needs more upvotes.  I am trying to do the same thing and can not even add a universal print printer to a windows server.

Copper Contributor

Microsoft, can we get an update on this very valuable and needed feature?