Configuring Network Accounting on a Xerox 5xxx series device

What is Argos OnBoard for Xerox?

Argos OnBoard for Xerox automatically uploads new users to your Xerox MFP, enables Secure Release and Global Print functionality, and tracks all copy, print and scan activity. 

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How do I configure my device to use Argos OnBoard for Xerox?

In order to track prints, copies and scans using Argos OnBoard for Xerox, the following steps are required.

Supported models: 5735, 5740, 5745, 5755, 5765, 5775, 5790

Enable Network Accounting on the device panel

  1. At the device panel, click the Machine Status button
  2. An "Authentication Required" screen will appear. Log in with your Administrator username (default username/password: admin/1111)
  3. Click Tools tab
  4. Click Accounting Settings>Accounting Mode
  5. Select Network Accounting button
  6. Click Save
  7. Click Accounting Setup>Network Accounting Authentication
  8. Verify that Authentication is set to Enabled
  9. Click Save
  10. Click Network Accounting Login
  11. Select Mask Account ID Details
  12. Click Save
  13. Click Network Accounting Validation
  14. Enter 9 in the Account ID field
  15. Click Save
  16. Click Log In/Out

At this point, the machine will be locked down and users will need to enter a PIN code make copies, scans or faxes.

Unlike other Xerox devices, there is no way to hide the "Account ID" field on the 5xxx series MFPs. The users are presented with two prompts:

Enter User ID

Enter Account ID

After entering the PIN code in "Enter User ID", users can simply click "Enter" instead of "Next". The "Next" button will bring them to the pre-filled "Account ID" field. If users enter anything other than "9" in the Account ID field, it not allow them to log in.

Upload PIN codes to Xerox device

After enabling Network Accounting, the Xerox User Sync task must be run from Argos. Users will not be able to make copies or prints until this task has run.

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