1. Brother support website
  2. Brother Support for IT Administrators
  3. I want BRAdmin Professional 4 to connect to Microsoft Azure so I can manage my printer fleet on multiple networks.

I want BRAdmin Professional 4 to connect to Microsoft Azure so I can manage my printer fleet on multiple networks.



Configure the Master


Click the video link below for a step-by-step guide on how to connect BRAdmin Master to Microsoft Azure.

  1. Go to the Downloads page on the Brother support website to download BRAdmin Professional 4 for Microsoft Azure (Windows only).

  2. Run the installer and follow the on-screen installation instructions.

  3. When finished, launch BRAdmin Professional 4.

  4. From the Master, click the Devices tab, and then select New Azure profile in the left navigation bar.

  5. New Azure Profile
  6. Copy and paste the SAS key in the Blob URI and Table URI fields, and then click OK.
    URI
  7. Configure the Azure polling periods, and then click Upload.
    BRAdmin Professional 4 is set up as the Master.

    URI

    NOTE:

    Depending on your network environment, you may need to configure your proxy server settings. If so, click Application settingsGet device status> Network > Proxy.

    Proxy


Configure the Client >

Configure Cloud Connection settings using Web Based Management >


Configure the Client


Click the video link below for a step-by-step guide on how to package and install the BRAdmin Client.

    NOTE:

  1. Make sure the Master has been set up. If not, see Configure the Master and complete the setup.

  2. If BRAdmin Professional 4 is already installed on your computer, see this HINT to convert the Client settings to the existing BRAdmin Professional 4.

  3. Prepare a separate computer to use for the Client. The Master and the Client cannot be used on the same computer.

  1. Make sure you are in the Master so that you can set up the Client.
    Launch BRAdmin Professional 4, click the Devices tab, and then click the menu button discovery button of the Azure profile that you created earlier.

    URI
  2. Click Export client INI file… to create a Client setting lock password (between 1-255 ASCII characters). This password is required to unlock the Client setting lock.

    Export INI file
    password
  3. Go to the Downloads page on the Brother support website to download BRAdmin Professional 4 (Windows only).
    IMPORTANT:
    Save the downloaded BRAdmin Professional 4 installer (the same installer as the Master) and the INI file that was exported in the previous step in the same folder on the Client computer.


  4. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  5. When finished, launch BRAdmin Professional 4.

  6. BRAdmin Professional 4 Client will automatically search for and discover devices according to the configuration in the settings INI file.
    Click the discovery button discovery button in the Master to discover the Client devices.

  7. NOTE:

    Depending on your network environment, you may need to configure your proxy server settings. If so, click Application settingsGet device status> Network > Proxy.

    Proxy

    HINT:

    To convert an existing installation of BRAdmin Professional 4 to a Client:


    1. Update BRAdmin Professional 4 on your computer, and then import the Client settings INI file that you just exported from the Master. Click Application settings, and then click Back up/Restore in the left navigation bar. In the Back up application settings section, click Import backup file.
      This overwrites any existing BRAdmin Professional 4 Client configuration over the INI file settings. You may need to reconfigure the INI file settings to their original values.


      Proxy
    2. Start BRAdmin Professional 4 Client, and then click the discovery button discovery button to discover devices.

    3. Click the discovery button discovery button in the Master to discover the Client devices.

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    Cloud Connection settings using Web Based Management

      NOTE:

      Make sure the Master has been set up. If not, see Configure the Master and complete the setup before you begin.

    1. To connect your Brother device and Microsoft Azure directly, go to your product's Downloads page on the Brother support website to download the latest firmware.

    2. To configure Microsoft Azure connection settings, start your web browser and make sure your Brother device is powered on.

    3. Type "https://device's IP address" in your browser's address bar, for example: https://192.168.1.2.

    4. In the Login field, type the password, and then click Get device status

    5. HINT:

    6. The default login password to manage device settings is one of the following:
      - initpass
      or
      - the password located on the back or bottom of the device and marked "Pwd".

    7. If you previously changed the password, type the updated password.

      1. Click the Administrator tab, click Network Profile in the left navigation bar, and then click FTP next to Profile 1.

      2. FTP
      3. Select the Azure radio button, and then click Submit.

      4. Submit
      5. Copy and paste the Blob URI and Table URI, change the Profile Name if needed, and then click Submit.

      6. URI
      7. Click Date&Time in the left navigation bar and configure the date and time. Select the Synchronize with SNTP server checkbox, and then click SNTP. We recommend using SNTP to unify the time for your printer fleet.

        SNTP
        SNTP setting
      8. Go to the digicert® website to download the Baltimore CyberTrust Root CA certificates (PEM file) that will allow you to access Microsoft Azure storage. If any other certificates are required by your environment, apply them as well.

      9. HINT:

        To configure the CA certificates:

        1. Click the Network tab, click the Security sub-tab, and then click CA Certificate in the left navigation bar. Click Import CA Certificate.


          CA Certificate
        2. Select the CA certificate file, and then click Submit.

        NOTE:

        Depending on your network environment, you may need to configure your proxy server settings. If so:

        1. Click the Network tab, and then click Protocol in the left navigation bar. Make sure the Proxy checkbox is selected, and then click Submit.


          Proxy
        2. Click Advanced Settings next to the Proxy checkbox you just selected.

        3. In the Proxy screen, make sure the Enabled radio button next to Status is selected.
          Configure the proxy server information, and then click Submit.


          Submit
      10. Click the Administrator tab, and then click BRAdmin Cloud Connection in the left navigation bar.

      11. Cloud connection
      12. Next to BRAdmin Cloud Connection, select the On radio button, select the profile that you configured in the previous step, and then click Submit.

      13. Submit
      14. You can view the status of the connection next to Connection Status.

      15. Click the discovery button Search in the Master to discover the Cloud Connection devices.


        Click the video link below for a step-by-step guide on how to complete the BRAdmin Azure setup.

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