Tuesday, 13 March 2007

UNIX Print Servers

Windows XP Professional provides services for printing to and from UNIX resources, there are multiple ways to implement these services, this is one of that ways

Before you can print to a remote Unix printer configured using Line Printer Daemon (LPD), you must configure Windows XP Professional to print by using Line Printer Remote (LPR), You must first install Print Services for UNIX, and then install and configure a printer using LPR as the printer port.

To install Printer Services for UNIX
  • In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections
  • On the Advanced menu, click Optional Networking Components
  • Select Other Network File and Print Services, and then click Details
  • Select Print Services for UNIX, and then click OK

To add an LPR port

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Printers and Faxes
  2. Double-click Add Printer
  3. Click Local printer, clear the Automatically detect my printer check box
  4. Click create a new port, and then click LPR port
  5. In Name or Address of server providing LPD, type the Domain Name System (DNS) name or IP address of the host for the printer you are adding
  6. In the Name of printer or print queue on that server text box, type the name of the printer as it is identified by the host, which is either the direct-connect printer itself or the UNIX computer
  7. Then Follow the instructions to finish installing the printer

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