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The Brother BRAdmin Professional software is a management tool that can manage your Brother network-connected products. It can also be used to view the status of other SNMP-compliant network printing devices.

The latest version of BRAdmin Professional can be downloaded from the Brother Solutions Center by browsing to the download web page for your Brother model (New opening the window).

Features of BRAdmin Professional Software

  1. View and change a wide variety of printer and print server information

    The BRAdmin Professional software can provide you with useful information such as page counts, serial number information or enable you to change the paper size. Simply connect to the device using the BRAdmin Professional software and change the desired options.

  2. View other SNMP-compliant printers or FAX/DCP/MFC machines

    If there are other SNMP-compliant printers/FAX/DCP/MFC machines in your network that support the SNMP protocol, the BRAdmin Professional software can be used to monitor the status of those devices and launch their own embedded web servers if applicable.

  3. Multiprotocol support

    The BRAdmin Professional software will run on a Windows® PC that has the TCP/IP or IPX/SPX protocols.

    *With the 64-bit version of Windows®, the IPX/SPX protocols cannot be used with BRAdmin Professional.

  4. Mass-configure printer or print server settings

    The BRAdmin Professional software can be used to mass-configure device settings. This means that if you have a group of printers/FAX/DCP or MFC machines which you would like to be configured in an identical way, the BRAdmin Professional software can broadcast the settings you require to a single device or a group of Brother network-connected devices.

  5. Web page launch

    Many Brother printers/FAX/DCP/MFC machines have embedded web servers that allow the administrator to view the configuration of the device and the print server using a web browser. For those devices that have this capability, BRAdmin Professional can be used to launch a web browser and automatically display the device information.

  6. Organize printers into groups

    Place printers into specific groups: for example, if you have a Sales department or Marketing department with their own printers, use the BRAdmin Professional software to create Sales and Marketing groups and then place the corresponding printers into their own unique group.

  7. Easy access to the latest information about your product

    Click the 'Brother Solutions Center' icon at the top right of the screen to learn more about your printer's capabilities. The Brother Solutions Center contains a wealth of product information.

  8. Easy upgrading

    After downloading the latest firmware file from the Solutions center web site, the BRAdmin Professional software can be used to upgrade a single server or a group of print servers in one easy step.

  9. Sophisticated discovery settings
    * This is a new feature that is supported in BRAdmin Professional 3.x or later version.

    The BRAdmin software supports the following sophisticated device discovery methods:

    • Agent Communication (BRAdmin software can communicate with remote 'agent' PCs. These 'agent' PCs collect local device information on networks located on different subnets which is then passed onto the BRAdmin Professional software. To learn how to configure this option, click here.
    • Schedule setting mode. Use the scheduled discovery method so that new devices are found at certain times of the day or on certain days.
    • IP Unicast settings allow the BRAdmin Professional software to find devices that have an IP address in a certain IP range.
  10. E-mail notification
    * This is a new feature that is supported in BRAdmin Professional 3.x or later version.

    The BRAdmin Professional software monitors the status of network-connected Brother and other SNMP-compliant devices. If a device goes into an error state, the BRAdmin Professional software can send an e-mail to different users informing them of the problem.

  11. Device usage log
    * This is a new feature that is supported in BRAdmin Professional 3.x or later version.

    The BRAdmin Professional Log feature allows the software to record the use of Brother and other SNMP-compliant devices. This information is then saved as a log file and can be viewed using BRAdmin Professional for further analysis.

  12. Monitoring locally connected devices (USB & parallel)
    * This is a new feature that is supported in BRAdmin Professional 3.x or later version when used with the BRPrint Auditor software.

    The Print Auditor Client software allows you to monitor locally connected devices that are connected to your PC via a USB or parallel port. That information is then passed to the BRAdmin Professional software. This allows the administrator to check items such as page counts, toner and drum status and the firmware version. Locally connected devices are polled on a scheduled basis, which can be specified from within the BRAdmin Professional software.

    To download BRPrint Auditor software, click here.

    NOTE: Please do not install BRPrint Auditor software (Auditor Client Software) on a PC where BRAdmin Professional software 3.x or later version has been installed.

The functions listed below are supported in BRAdmin Professional 2.x version but are not supported in BRAdmin Professional 3.x or later version. If you wish to use any of the features below, we recommend using BRAdmin Professional 2.x version that was supplied with your product CD and not upgrading to BRAdmin Professional 3.x version.

  • The ability to change the print queue by using NetWare Client Software
  • The Netware Quick Setup option (only for HL-4000CN and HL-4200CN)
  • The firmware update feature (only for NC-2200W)
  • The feature for setting up the address book by using PC-FAX
  • The feature for placing the machine on the tastktray of your PC to monitor the status