1. Brother support website
  2. Brother Support for IT Administrators
  3. I want to apply new settings to my printer fleet.

I want to apply new settings to my printer fleet.

Use the Mass Deployment Tool to send a custom JSON file to apply new settings to multiple devices.

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) files are used to configure device settings.

JSON is an open standard that allows you to specify your own settings using a JSON editor, without having to understand PCL or PJL commands.


Any JSON-supported text editor can be used to create and edit settings file.
To use JSON settings files, you need a JSON schema file containing all the configurable elements on Brother devices.



Click here to check if your models support the Mass Deployment Tool.

 

  1. Go to the Downloads page on the Brother support website to download the Mass Deployment Tool (Windows only).

  2. Extract the downloaded file into the folder you want.

  3. Prepare the JSON schema file. Default schema files are located in the schema folder in the Mass Deployment Tool's folder on your computer.

    NOTE:

    Before you proceed, make sure you have the correct schema file for your model. For a list of available schema files and applicable models, see the README.TXT file in the "schema" folder. You will need this information later.

  4. Edit the JSON settings file in a JSON-supported text editor.

  5. When finished, save the JSON file to a location of your choice.

  6. Double-click MassDeploymentTool.exe (in the MassDeploymentTool folder) in your Mass Deployment Tool folder.

  7. Click Add devices to display a list on the Add devices screen, select the check boxes of the devices you want to add, and then click Add.
    The list of devices you selected appears in the tool's main window.

    NOTE:

    To link the Mass Deployment Tool to BRAdmin and use its device information and application settings, select Import the device list database and application settings from BRAdmin Professional 4 in the dialog box that appears when you first launch the Mass Deployment Tool.
    To link it later, go to Application settings > Operation mode.

  8. Select Send files from the drop-down list.

  9. Select the devices you want to apply settings to, and then click Set file.

  10. Select the JSON file you have created and click Open.
    Type the device password in the password column.
    The file name appears in the File name column.

    NOTE:

    To send different settings to different devices, type the information in the text boxes in the Node name (wired), Node name (wireless), Contact, or Location columns.

  11. Click Send.

  12. NOTE:

    If the deployment is unsuccessful, an error message appears.
    Click Open log folder, check the log details, and try again.